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“It’s My Party” Singer Lesley Gore Dies at 68

Lesley Gore.


Singer Lesley Gore, who burst onto the music scene with the 1963 No. 1 hit song “It’s My Party,” died on Monday at the age of 68. Gore was just a teenager when she was discovered by Quincy Jones and signed to Mercury Records. At the age of 16 years old she released “It’s My Party,” which climbed to the top of the charts.

Here’s more from Rolling Stone:

Jones and Gore would team for two more platinum singles in 1963: “She’s a Fool” and the empowering, ahead-of-its-time feminist anthem “You Don’t Own Me.” Jones continued to collaborate with Gore until 1966, crafting singles like “Maybe I Know” and “Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows.”