Well-known singer Lesley Gore and I are best friends. Well, I might be exaggerating a little. She called me once. And also I know her girlfriend Lois. And now, Lesley is behind one of the best videos of this whole election season. In it, Lesley's hit "You Don't Own Me"--an early feminist anthem ... More >>
Here are a few recent data points from chart bible Billboard and data provider Nielsen Soundscan as we move into the second half of 2012: • In its midyear music-industry report card, Soundscan reports a return to the dismal album sales climate; year-to-date disc sales are off 3.2% from the sam ... More >>
The sonic muses of Terry Winters, Lisa Yuskavage, John Chiara, Jaime Hernandez, Demetrius Oliver, and James Casebere
In praise of two great records from California's pre-eminent surf-fuzz power couple
I'm going to get through an entire post about Lesley Gore without even mentioning "It's My Party" because she's so much more than a '60s teen pop sensation of hits like that, "Judy's Turn To Cry, and "You Don't Own Me." She's a great song stylist who works magic with ANY songs, from those to ... More >>
Lovers of r&b already love him. Time to wake up everyone else.
Pop starlet of the '60s celebrates anew
Brooklyn quartet goes quietly, grandiosely epic
Not all the liquid refreshment was at the after-parties.
I got some hot, confirmed dish about a lesbian couple who rode the charts in between riding each other, ba dum pum. Lesley Gore is the fabulous singer of "It's My Party" who went on to co-write the Oscar-nominated "Out Here On My Own" and now has grown into a full-scale chanteuse with great chops. ... More >>
In the percolating 1960's, Lesley Gore exploded onto the charts with her sad but rockin' "It's My Party," which soared to number one when she was all of 16. A creamy-smooth vocalist with a beguiling twinkle, Lesley followed that with a slew of other teenybopper hits, from the sequel song "Judy's Tur ... More >>
For the week of April 18-24, 2007
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