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Lesley Gore, R.I.P.
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Singer Lesley Gore passed away today of lung cancer. She was 68.

Born Lesley Goldstein in Brooklyn, Gore would hit the top of the charts at the age of 16 with “It’s My Party”.

Although she would never record another number one song, she did have a string of Top 20 hits during the 1960s including “Judy’s Turn to Cry”, “You Don’t Own Me” and the Marvin Hamlisch penned “Sunshine, Lollipops & Rainbows”. Gore also occasionally acted appearing in two episodes of Batman.

In 1980, Gore and her younger brother Michael were nominated for an Academy Award for co-writing the song “Out Here on My Own” for the film Fame. During the ’80s and ’90s, Gore was a fixture on the oldies circuit. In the last decade of her life, much of Gore’s public activity revolved around LGBT issues after revealing she was a lesbian in 2005.

My favorite Gore song is the introspective “California Nights” which was also written by Hamlisch. Released in 1967, it proved to be Gore’s last hit single.

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