Honored Contributor
Posts: 14,189
Registered: ‎01-02-2011
A little off topic but I used to like all of the name songs like Peggy Sue, Barbara Ann, Judy, Donna, etc.
Honored Contributor
Posts: 29,389
Registered: ‎03-09-2010

It's My party is legendary in my song book, RIP, Lesley.

Esteemed Contributor
Posts: 6,506
Registered: ‎03-12-2010

I grew up with her music - especially loved It's My Party, Maybe I Know and Sunshine and Lollipops. Sad - so young. RIP.

Honored Contributor
Posts: 26,549
Registered: ‎12-17-2012

NEW YORK (AP) -- Singer-songwriter Lesley Gore, who topped the charts in 1963 at age 16 with her epic song of teenage angst, "It's My Party," and followed it up with the hits "Judy's Turn to Cry," and the feminist anthem "You Don't Own Me," died Monday. She was 68.

Gore died of lung cancer at New York University Langone Medical Center in Manhattan, according to her partner of 33 years, Lois Sasson.

May she Rest In Peace and know that she will live on forever in what she left for us.

Fate whispers to her, "You cannot withstand the storm." She whispers back, "I am the storm."

Respected Contributor
Posts: 3,559
Registered: ‎03-10-2010

"You Don't Own Me" I thought was a good anthem for young girls. I liked her music when I was a school girl but now, not so much. I'm always sorry to see the well-known names getting older and leaving us though she was far too young.

Respected Contributor
Posts: 4,181
Registered: ‎03-10-2010

may she rest in peace I loved all those songs and still do

Esteemed Contributor
Posts: 5,928
Registered: ‎03-09-2010

Rest in peace.

"That's a great first pancake."
Lady Gaga, to Tony Bennett
Honored Contributor
Posts: 40,383
Registered: ‎08-23-2010

She also wrote You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman .... she was a great songwriter!

RIP Lesley Gore

Honored Contributor
Posts: 21,258
Registered: ‎03-10-2010

Rest in peace, Lesley.

Loved most of her songs. Here are the lyrics to one of them, "It's My Party":

"It's my party, and I'll cry if I want to
Cry if I want to, cry if I want to
You would cry too if it happened to you

Nobody knows where my Johnny has gone
Judy left the same time
Why was he holding her hand
When he's supposed to be mine?

Chorus: It's my party, and I'll cry if I want to
Cry if I want to, cry if I want to
You would cry too if it happened to you

Play all my records, keep dancing all night
But leave me alone for a while
'Til Johnny's dancing with me
I've got no reason to smile

Chorus ...

Oh, Judy and Johnny just walked through that door
Like a Queen with her King
Oh what a birthday surprise
Judy's wearin' his ring

Chorus ... "

"Faith, Hope, Love; the greatest of these is Love." ~The Silver Fox~
Super Contributor
Posts: 783
Registered: ‎03-09-2010

Wow, only 68! Loved her music....R.I.P. Lesley.