She may not have had the Soulful sound of the girl groups that populated the airwaves during her run, but Lesley Gore didn’t need to have it. What she did do was speak for a generation of young suburban white girls with her Quincy Jones produced sleek Pop songs. It may not have been Rock with attitude, but her place in Rock and Roll history is undeniable.
The Bullet Points:
Country of Origin:
U.S.A. (New York City)
NIHOF’s Favorite Album:
I’ll Cry If I Want To (1963)
NIHOF’s Favorite Song:
You Don’t Own Me (From Lesley Gore Sings of Mixed Up Hearts, 1964)
Should Lesley Gore be in the Hall of Fame?
Definitely put her in! - 83.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 2.1%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 4.2%