Colors -- The Recorded Works of Lesley Gore. This site contains
Miller's considerable research on Lesley's
recordings, and features scans of record labels, sleeves, jackets,
etc. There are also scans of other Lesley Gore items, and a videography.
All-Music Guide's Lesley Gore page. Here you will find a pretty
biography, an album discography (note that they left out "The Canvas
Do Miracles"!), and the opportunity to evaluate Lesley and her albums.
Also, check out their album reviews.
of Lesley Gore. She actually began
songs long before doing "Fame" (mentioned in this biography). She
(with Syd Shaw) "I'm Coolin', No Foolin'" in 1964 at age 17 (a good
too), and also wrote "Leave Me Alone" during this time all by herself.
If you know of an earlier song she wrote,
me know. The first songs she co-wrote with her brother Michael were "I
Won't Love You Anymore (Sorry)" and "We Know We're In Love", in 1965.
the song "It's My Party". It almost wasn't her song. Sometimes
Jones, Lesley Gore's producer (mentioned in this link), would have her
record songs she didn't like, but she would bargain to do them if she
do songs she picked. The first song she picked on her own was "You
Own Me". This song made to to number 2, and would have made number 1
for a couple of obscure Beatles songs, "I Want To Hold Your Hand" and
Loves You". They were number 1 and 3, with Lesley sandwiched in