Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Lesley Gore: Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows (1965)

Am not sure if it's the warm weather here in the Mid-south, but when sitting here at the computer my mind is filled with little pop confections;...so we do one more..(maybe).

Lesley Gore was probably the best known female singer during the mid-60's while she was still a teenager. She made the move to attend college rather than continuing to tour and be in movies, so her popularity was fairly short lived, but left us with several classics of the genre. My favorite by far is the one seen today which was featured in the movie "Ski Party". It was written by Marvin Hamlisch who would be later known on the charts for his rendition of Scott Joplin's, "The Entertainer". A little extra nugget, this song, along with most of her hits were produced by Quincy Jones....enjoy and have a happy Tuesday!!


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