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You Don't Own Me: The Life and Times of Lesley Gore Free download ¹ 0 ñ 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 seE 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. 15 stars The writing wasn’t good there was no depth and the author let his fandom show through which was annoying 99% of the photos were stock images and none from her early childhood Also all of the uotes that were noted with “as told to this author” were unnecessary and a sign of bad writing skills Hopefully one day someone else writes about Lesley Gore’s life and gets it right

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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 GoreO 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. I've been a Lesley Gore fan since 1963 I mean fan club purchased every available release from It's My Party to Pull Your Pants Up and was glad to see this finally happening If you're a fan this book is not for you It's mostly a rehash of decades old interviews by other writers analysis of the song lyrics and an overall lack of appreciation for Lesley's hits and her fans While he did interview Lesley's mother it's just poorly focused I wanted to know about her life from day one to the end There are dozens of good stories I've heard over the years about her hit years and those are all missing Tolliver wasn't born until 1970 so he has no clue what life was like when she hit in 1963 There are several factual errors in the prologue that made me worry By the time I finished I was totally deflated He would have you believing she hated the hits and she started the feminist movement with You Don't Own Me which according to Lesley was never about any cause when that was recorded and released That all came many years later Her life didn't revolve around her sexuality but Tolliver made it seem so Frankly the fact she was a lesbian never mattered to me as a fan I saw her and worked with her many times over the years and he completely missed the essence of her lifeMy advice don't waste your money Lesley was working on an autobiography at the time of her death I'd love to see that completed by someone who knows how to write a biography that captures the spirit of the subject Until then keep waiting This isn't the book you want