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Lesley Gore Dead - 'It's My Party' Singer Dies at 68

Lesley Gore Dead - 'It's My Party' Singer Dies at 68

Lesley Gore has died at the age of 68, her partner confirmed to the Associated Press.

The singer-songwriter died on Monday (February 16) at New York-Presbyterian Hospital after a battle with cancer. She is best known for her hit song “It’s My Party,” which went to number one in 1963, was nominated for a Grammy, and sold over one million copies.

Lesley‘s other hit songs include the sequel “Judy’s Turn to Cry,” “She’s a Fool,” and “You Don’t Own Me,” which also topped a million copies and landed at number two.

In her later career, Lesley composed songs for the movie Fame and received an Oscar nomination for writing “Out Here on My Own.”

We send out our thoughts and condolences to Lesley‘s family during this difficult time.


Lesley Gore – “It’s My Party”
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    Rest in peace Lesley.

  • mm366

    Wow! I almost mentioned her earlier in a post about Taylor Swift regarding being at the top in their respective generations. I LOVE Leslie Gore’s songs and a bit of trivia is that Quincy Jones was the producer of her biggest hits at a time when the idea of a black producing a white act period was unheard of. RIP Leslie.

  • xyz

    Leslie was jewish and Jews arent white

  • mm366

    Its seriously unfortunate that you wrote that beyond wrong information. Jews just like Christians come in all race’s. You DO realize Judaism is a religion right? You need to educate yourself.