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kindle ê You Don't Own Me Ø The Life and Times of Lesley Gore ↠ naturaltreatment ↠ 1963 – tail fins were in sock hops were hot and a fairytale white knight was president That summer sixteen year old singer Lesley Gore released her debut single “It's My Party” propelling O fame her devastating fall from popularity and struggle for relevance in the 1970s and her reemergence as a powerful songwriter political activist and camp icon The biography includes behind the scenes stories about the making of her hit records debunks or clarifies popular myths about her career and places her remarkable life and times within a historical context to reveal how her music was both impacted by and contributed to each decade of her astounding fifty year career 2799 US As a big fan of the late Lesley Gore I was excited to stumble across this book at the library After reading it not so much Eual parts gushing fanboy adulation and incredibly read numbingly detailed descriptions of each song Gore ever recorded the book manages to omit almost any part of Gore's personal life that wasn't common knowledge in favor of bemoaning endless songs that were not commercially successful I give it two stars only because it made me start singing her much loved music again

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1963 – tail fins were in sock hops were hot and a fairytale white knight was president That summer sixteen year old singer Lesley Gore released her debut single “It's My Party” propelling her to Number One on the charts For the next several years the crowned Princess of Pop dominated the radio with a string of hits including “Judy's Turn to Cry” “She's A Fool” “Sunshine Lollipops Rainbows” and the rousing anthem for independence “You Don't Own Me” making her th This was an interesting book because it gave the whole story of Lesley Gore's success and life but I found the book to musical It was inundated with music information from top hits of the year to other linking relationships of songs that came out because of Gore or another hit maker While it was interesting to see how many people reacted and were moved by the songs it was hard for someone who did not grow up in that era I had to research some of the people just to get a handle of the references Overall a definitely good read for music enthusiasts 3 stars out of 5 Thanks Edelweiss

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You Don't Own Me The Life and Times of Lesley GoreE most successful and influential solo female artist of the 60s But beneath the bubblegum façade was a girl suirming against social and professional pressures to simply be herself and to forge a future where she could write and perform music beyond the trappings of teenage angst and love triangles Assembled over five years of research and interviews this is the first and long overdue biography of Lesley Gore one of pop music's pioneering Mothers which chronicles her meteoric rise t Review by Jim AllioIn this first published biography of Lesley Gore written with the approval of Gore and enhanced by interviews with collaborators coworkers friends as well as Lesley's mother new author Trevor Tolliver took on the daunting task of detailing a 50 year musical career and a famously private life of the enduring pop star That he succeeded in no small measure is due to his enthusiasm and passion for Gore and her music and for the surprises he uncovered along the way Who knew for example that she disliked She's A Fool one of her biggest and best constructed 60s hits from the day she recorded it ? Not this reader Tolliver lovingly details her early childhood and precocious musical abilities and then once uincy Jones and Mercury Records appear the years of 60s hits are covered thoroughly and in rapid fire fashion much as it must have felt to be in the center of that particular pop culture storm at the time His coverage of songs and appearances draw on a wide variety of sources and he surmises what particular songs may have meant to the reluctant rock star Thoroughly engaging are the chapters on Gore's comeback tries where his love for and awe of her 1972 Someplace Else Now and 2005 Ever Since projects are apparent and infectious More than once I was brought to tears reading this ambitious history of a 50 year career of this most individual 60s pop star who chose college over career at the peak of her fame You Don't Own Me indeed And the photos are gorgeous to boot Excellent work