Tag: Lesley Gore

Monday 3pm ET: Feature Artist – Lesley Gore

Lesley Sue Goldstein (May 2, 1946 – February 16, 2015), known professionally as Lesley Gore, was an American singer, songwriter, actress, and activist. At the age of 16 (in 1963) she recorded the pop hit “It’s My Party” (a US number one), and followed it up with other hits including “Judy’s Turn to Cry”, “She’s a Fool”, “You Don’t Own Me”, “Maybe I Know” and “California Nights”.

Gore also worked as an actress and composed songs with her brother, Michael Gore, for the 1980 film Fame, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award. She hosted an LGBT-oriented public television show, In the Life, on American TV in the 2000s, and was active until 2014.

Beginning in 2004, Gore hosted the PBS television series In the Life, which focused on LGBT issues. In a 2005 interview with After Ellen, she stated she was a lesbian and had been in a relationship with luxury jewelry designer Lois Sasson since 1982. She had known since she was 20 and stated that although the music business was “totally homophobic,” she never felt she had to pretend she was straight. “I just kind of lived my life naturally and did what I wanted to do,” she said. “I didn’t avoid anything, I didn’t put it in anybody’s face.”

Gore had been working on a memoir and a Broadway show based on her life when she died of lung cancer on February 16, 2015, at the NYU Langone Medical Center in Manhattan, New York City, at the age of 68. At the time of her death, Gore and her partner, Lois Sasson, had been together for 33 years.

Her New York Times obituary stated that “with songs like ‘It’s My Party,’ ‘Judy’s Turn to Cry’ and the indelibly defiant 1964 single ‘You Don’t Own Me’ — all recorded before she was 18 — Gore made herself the voice of teenage girls aggrieved by fickle boyfriends, moving quickly from tearful self-pity to fierce self-assertion.”

Tuesday 6pm: Sounds of The 60s

This week we feature:  Yardbirds, Jimmy Ruffin, Ray Charles, Lesley Gore, Supremes, Bee Gees, Frank Sinatra, Ides of March, Duane Eddy, Dion, Kinks, Del Shannon, Cream, Rolling Stones, Cowsills and more . .  .

In Memoriam: Lesley Gore May 2, 1946 – February 16, 2015

GoreLesley Gore – who exploded on the music scene with “It’s My Party” — has died. Gore, who followed her 1963 hit with a string of huge songs, including “Judy’s Turn to Cry,” “You Don’t Own Me,” and “Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows,” also composed songs for the movie “Fame” in 1980. Gore was nominated for an Academy Award for one of the songs, “Out Here on My Own.” Gore was openly gay and leaves behind a partner, Lois Sasson. We’re told she died in a NYC hospital following a battle with cancer. (TMZ)



Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2015/02/16/lesley-gore-dead-its-my-party-dies-cancer/#ixzz3RwXarBhC 

Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesley_Gore

Artist Countdown: Lesley Gore Top 30 Hits 6pm ET

LesleyGoreLesley Gore (born Lesley Sue Goldstein May 2, 1946) is an American singer. She is perhaps best known for her 1963 pop hit “It’s My Party“, which she recorded at the age of 16.

Gore was born in New York City. She was raised in Tenafly, New Jersey, in a Jewish family. Her younger brother, Michael, was an Oscar winner for Best Original Song for the theme song of Fame. Her father, Leo Gore, was a wealthy manufacturer of children’s clothes and swimwear.

Lesley was a junior at the Dwight School for Girls in nearby Englewood when “It’s My Party” became a #1 hit. It was later nominated for a Grammy Award for rock and roll recording. It sold over one million copies and was awarded a gold disc.

Beginning in 2004, Gore hosted the PBS television series In the Life, which focused on LGBT issues. She stated in a 2005 interview that she was a lesbian. At the time of the interview, Gore had been living with her partner for more than 23 years.

Source: Wikipedia


1 It’s My Party
2 Judy’s Turn to Cry
3 She’s a Fool
4 Maybe I Know
5 I Don’t Wanna Be a Loser
6 You Don’t Own Me
7 That’s the Way Boys Are
8 Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows
9 California Nights
10 Look of Love
11 My Town, My Guy, and Me
12 98.6-Lazy Day
13 Young Love
14 Summer and Sandy
15 All My Life
16 Hey Now
17 We Know We’re in Love
18 I Won’t Love You Anymore (Sorry)
19 Brink of Disaster
20 Sometimes I Wish I Were a Boy
21 Off and Running
22 Treat Me Like a Lady
23 He Gives Me Love (La, La, La)
24 Small Talk
25 I Can’t Make It Without You
26 Magic Colors
27 I’ll Be Standing By
28 Take Good Care (Of My Heart)
29 Wedding Bell Blues
30 Sometimes (with The Brothers Johnson)