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Lesly Gore: A Successful Singer

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Lesly Gore, an American songwriter and singer, is one of the most famous performers of the girl group era. When she was sixteen years old, her first single was the No. 1 hit “It’s My Party,” still her best known recording, which was also No. 9 in Britain. Other important songs include “Judy’s Turn to Cry,” “You Don’t Own Me,” “She’s a Fool,” and “Maybe I Know.” Quincy Jones who was her record producer, soon became one of the most famous producers in American music. Indeed, Jones earned popularity for his career because of subsequent success with Gore.

Although Gore had the opportunity to accept movie and television contracts, she decided to attend Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. This decision somehow affected her career due to the fact that she only could enjoy summer vacations and weekends. By the late 1960s, her main hit was “California Nights,” which is performed by her on an episode of the Batman TV series in which she guest-starred as one of the Cat woman’s minions.

Besides, her work in the music industry was continuous because she had concerts and shows in cabarets, thus achieving remarkable success as a professional songwriter. She, in particular, composed songs for the soundtrack of the 1980 movie, Fame. Also, she obtained an Academy Award nomination for “Out Here on My Own.” In 2005, she recorded a self-produced and acclaimed CD, “Ever Since.” Gore also has the ability to play a great variety of musical genres. In regards to her personal life, supposedly she is lesbian and lives with her partner and some pets.

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