Lesley Gore / May 2, 1946 - Feb 16, 2015

The original Riot Grrl, long before such a phenomenon, Lesley Gore's big hits, "It's My Party", "Judy's Turn To Cry", "That's The Way Boys Are" and the feminist statement "You Don't Own Me", were all produced by Quincy Jones and released while Lesley was still in high school.

She was popular in the mid '60s, appearing in films and television, before the hippy generation tossed her aside for awhile. She found some more success with the movie Fame, writing "Out Here On My Own" for Irene Cara. A lesbian herself, she hosted a LGBT rights-oriented TV show for a stretch in the 2000s. And it must be stated...she was a favorite of Noise Nomads.

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