Lesley Gore

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    "You Don't Own Me!" Chant Women To Romney

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    100 & Single: The R&B/Hip-Hop Factor In The Music Business's Endless Slump

    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 >>

  • Art

    July 20, 2011

    Artists Reveal the Tunes They Work To

    The sonic muses of Terry Winters, Lisa Yuskavage, John Chiara, Jaime Hernandez, Demetrius Oliver, and James Casebere

  • Music

    July 20, 2010

    Best Coast and Wavves, Sitting in a Tree

    In praise of two great records from California's pre-eminent surf-fuzz power couple

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    Lesley Gore's at Joe's Pub Thursday

    ​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 >>

  • Music

    January 19, 2010

    The-Dream Syndicate

    Lovers of r&b already love him. Time to wake up everyone else.

  • Voice Choices

    November 17, 2009


    Pop starlet of the '60s celebrates anew

  • Music

    May 20, 2009

    Grizzly Bear's Mellow Gold

    Brooklyn quartet goes quietly, grandiosely epic

  • Columns

    May 13, 2009

    Is Billy Elliot Gay? Is Liza Admitting To Marrying Them?

    Not all the liquid refreshment was at the after-parties.

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2009

    Lesbo Gossip From 40 Years Ago

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2009

    Why Lesley Gore Is Important

    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 >>

  • Music

    April 17, 2007

    Noise from the Front

    For the week of April 18-24, 2007

  • Music

    February 7, 2006

    Rewriting History

    These girl groups aren't everything they're cracked up to be, but Jen Trynin comes close

  • Columns

    May 24, 2005
  • Music

    November 19, 2002

    Tween-Pop Suppressed!

    Five-Girl Armies and Finnish Martians Fall Through the Cracks

  • Theater

    October 2, 2001
  • Music

    June 5, 2001
  • Music

    March 14, 2000

    Keeping Up With the Kids

    Teenpop Encyclopedia 2000

  • Music

    August 25, 1998