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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for April 26-May 2.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Bing Crosby, who was born in 1904; Link Wray in 1935 (age 68); guitarist Hilton Valentine of the Animals in 1943 (age 59); Argent guitarist John Verity in 1944 (age 58); Goldy McJohn, keyboardist with Steppenwolf, and Bianca Jagg
By United Press International

Hollywood Digest

Once again, the Hollywood awards season is lucrative for pirates, who have flooded the market with copies of studio "screeners" issued to promote Oscar campaigns.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Phil Everly, one-half of the Everly Brothers, who was born in 1939 (age 64); Janis Joplin in 1943; Shelley Fabares in 1944 (age 59); Rod Evans of Deep Purple in 1945 (age 58); Dolly Parton in 1946 (age 57); Hot Chocolate guitaris
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for January 18-24.
By United Press International

New show recreates old times, old hits

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- On the surface, the new NBC drama "American Dreams" -- set in the Philadelphia of Dick Clark's legendary "American Bandstand" TV show -- sounds like a heavy dos
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(May 2) Today's birthdays include the late Bing Crosby, who was born in 1904; Link Wray in 1935 (age 67); guitarist Hilton Valentine of the Animals in 1943 (age 59); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(April 27) Today's birthdays include "America's Top 40" host Casey Kasem in 1932 (age 70); drummer Jerry Mercer of April Wine in 1939 (age 63); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

C-MURDER First-degree murder charges have been filed against rapper C-Murder.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Jan. 19) Today's birthdays include Phil Everly, one-half of the Everly Brothers, who was born in 1939 (age 63); Janis Joplin in 1943; Shelley Fabares in 1944 (age 58); Rod Evans of Deep Purple in 1945 (age 57); Dolly Parton in 1946 (age 56); Hot Choco
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

People

LATEST JIM CARREY PROJECT NIXED Funnyman Jim Carrey was to have starred in a major motion picture that was planned as Universal's big Christmastime release at the end of this year. Now, according to Variety, the project has been put on hold, possibly canc
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Jan. 19) Today's birthdays include Phil Everly, one-half of the Everly Brothers, who was born in 1939 (age 63); Janis Joplin in 1943; Shelley Fabares in 1944 (age 58); Rod Evans of Deep Purple in 1945 (age 57); Dolly Parton in 1946 (age 56); Hot Chocolat
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

MARIAH CAREY
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Entertainment Today: Showbiz news

ACTORS GUILD ELECTION TO BE RERUN
By United Press International

People

Pope John Paul II has ushered in the Christmas season, appearing on worldwide television and radio, calling on the youth of the world to be "the hope of the future."
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International
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Lesley Gore (born May 2, 1946 as Lesley Sue Goldstein) is an American singer-songwriter of the "girl group era". She is perhaps best known for her 1963 pop hit, "It's My Party", which she recorded at the age of 16. Following the hit, she became one of the most recognized teen pop singers of 1963-1967. At the time of her birth, her family was in the process of changing their names back to their Russian name (Gore).

Gore was born in New York City, New York, United States. She was raised in Tenafly, New Jersey, in a Jewish family. Her father, Leo Gore, was a wealthy manufacturer of children's clothes and swimwear, and she also had a younger brother Mike who was aged 12 in 1963. Lesley was a junior at the Dwight School for Girls in nearby Englewood when "It's My Party" became a #1 hit.

Gore's first hit was followed by many others, including "Judy's Turn to Cry" (the sequel to "It's My Party") (U.S. #5), "She's a Fool" (U.S. #5), the proto-feminist "You Don't Own Me" (U.S. #2), "That's The Way Boys Are" (U.S. #12), "Maybe I Know" (U.S. #14), "The Look Of Love" (U.S. #27) and "Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows" (U.S. #13). Her record producer was Quincy Jones, who would later become one of the most famous producers in American music.

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