It has been exactly 5 long years since Lesley Gore died in New York on February 16, 2015 at the age of 68. As a number of online tributes attest, she was one of the most acclaimed singers of her generation.
Today, fans of Lesley Gore (It's My Party, ...) along with the rest of the music world have been remembering the iconic woman she was.
Gore, a cultural icon
Born Lesley Sue Goldstein in New York on May 2, 1946, her career spanned an arc over many different eras and tastes in American history. Gore was not just a great singer, she was an icon, an all-around inspiration to everyone.
In 1963 she touched the hearts of millions with ‘It's My Party’. Her legacy continues to grow as new generations of fans are discovering her unique musical heritage.
It's been 5 years since the tragic loss of Lesley Gore and her personality still resonate strongly within us all. Although Lesley Gore is no longer physically here, her presence is more powerful than ever. She left a void that has yet to be filled.
In memory of the Late Great Lesley Gore.
Lesley Gore career in pictures
- It's My Party (1963)
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