Lesley Gore — American Musician born on May 02, 1946, died on February 16, 2015

Lesley Sue Goldstein, better known as Lesley Gore, was an American singer, songwriter, actress, and activist. At the age of 16, in 1963, she recorded the pop hit "It's My Party", and followed it up with other hits including "Judy's Turn to Cry", "You Don't Own Me", and "California Nights"... (wikipedia)

I meet a lot of young people in the Midwest, and I saw what a difference a show like In the Life can make to their lives in some of these small towns where, you know, there are probably two gay people in the whole damn town.
I just kind of lived my life naturally and did what I wanted to do.
I still get a chill when I sing, 'You Don't Own Me.' I find some new feeling in it every time.
I don't know any other lifestyle. I get up in the morning and I really do feel that the world is my oyster, and I start that way, the same as I would if I were preparing to write a song: put a blank piece of paper up on the piano and you go for it.
You can only bite off so much, so you gotta know what you want to do.

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