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AUDIO: Lesley Gore (1994)

Ira Robbins, Rock's Backpages audio, June 1994

Ms. Gore talks about her current live show, including her old hits, and the musicians she works with; being part of pop music as a teenager; how she was discovered, and being produced by Quincy Jones; 'It’s My Party’ followed by ‘Judy’s Turn To Cry’; the power of ’You Don’t Own Me’; what handclaps lend to a song, and Bob Crewe stamping his feet; the fear of performing in the early days; going to college at height of her success; beating Phil Spector to ‘It’s My Party’, and not changing her name.


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