Lesley Gore dies at 68; singer found fame with 'It's My Party'

February 17, 2015 4:41 AM

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Lesley Gore rocketed to pop music stardom by singing about a typical 1960s teenage girl's emotional distress over another girl stealing her boyfriend, but Gore may have created her more lasting legacy with a follow-up hit that ushered nascent feminism onto the rock radio dial.

That was the assertive "You Don't Own Me," Gore's fourth consecutive hit in four months after her debut release, "It's My Party," zoomed to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 in 1963. The New York-born, New Jersey-reared singer had just turned 17 when she found success, barely a year after she'd decid...

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