Sunday, May 10, 2009

Old Records III

This record reached #5 on the Billboard charts in 1963. It was produced by Quincy Jones and was the sequel to "It's My Party", about which there is a famous showbiz story here and here.

And here is a live performance:

Lesley Gore played the character "Pink Pussycat" for two episodes on the old "Batman" series - "That Darn Catwoman" and "Scat! Darn Catwoman!". Apparently she was Julie Newmar's hench-woman:

Oh, come on! How much "camp" can you cram into a single episode? Why not cast Harvey Fierstein as Robin, and maybe Noel Coward as Alfred the butler? Puh-lease!

Lesley Gore is now 63 and still performs regularly:
She came out as a lesbian while at Sarah Lawrence College in the late 1960's. Many years ago I went to a dance there... but I digress!

1 comment:

BobG said...

I always liked hearing her sing, the only problem was the ditzy songs her people picked out for her.

Word Verification: buddess

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