Singer, songwriter Gene Pitney
Singer ~ Songwriter
birth name: Gene Francis Alan Pitney

Gene Pitney

February 17, 1941, Hartford, CT ~ April 5, 2006, Cardiff, Wales

Pitney was present with Phil Spector at some of the Rolling Stones' early recording sessions in London, including Little By Little and other tracks for their debut album; he played piano, though the extent is uncertain. The Jagger/Richards song That Girl Belongs To Yesterday was a UK hit for Pitney in 1964; it was the first tune composed by the Rolling Stones to become a Top 10 hit in the UK. ~ Wikipedia: Gene Pitney ~ retrieved February 10, 2014 © Wikipedia

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April 5, 1980 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (5) Blondie, Call Me ~ #2 (2) The Spinners, Working My Way Back To You/Forgive Me Girl ~ #1 (1) Pink Floyd, Another Brick In The Wall (Part II)

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Gene Pitney ~ Inducted in the 2002 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame ~ One of the unsung heroes of the rock and roll era, Gene Pitney crossed paths with a wide array of rock royalty - from Phil Spector and the Rolling Stones to Ricky Nelson and Carole King - while amassing a sizable string of hits. ~ 2002 © Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

As a Writer or co-writer

The Crystals ~ He's A Rebel (Pitney) ~ Ranked #267 Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time in 2010 ~ The Crystals were from Brooklyn, but Spector was in Los Angeles to record He’s a Rebel. So he recorded this celebration of teenage bad boys with Darlene Love and the Blossoms under the Crystals name. A sobering footnote: Spector was just 21 years old. ~ 2010 © Rolling Stone



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