[Lesley Gore singing You Don’t Own Me on the T.A.M.I Show in 1964]
This song was written by John Madara and David White and recorded by Lesley Gore in 1963. She was only 17 at the time. This song was Lesley Gore’s second most successful recording and her last top-ten single. The song reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US. On November 27th, 2016, the Grammy Hall of Fame announced its induction, along with that of another 24 songs.
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Review from Endless Trip
This quartet skilfully bridged the hip folk and chart pop scenes, largely owing to John Sebastian’s amiable way with a melody, and a persona that was light-hearted without being emotionally trite. The immortal lead-off title track on their debut typifies their strengths, combining an instantly catchy melody with optimistic, universal lyrics. Their background was in folk, but this is an electric album, with sparkling guitar parts from Zal Yanovsky (whose goofy persona both accounted for much of their appeal, and anticipated some of rock’s subsequent larger-than-life figures). He contributes an especially full solo to ‘My Gal’ - still something unusual for the time. Only four tracks are by Sebastian, but numbers like ‘Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind?’ and ‘Younger Girl’, show him to have been one of America’s best pop writers as of late 1965. Less substantial are blues or jugband tracks such as ‘Sportin Life’ and ‘Fishin Blues’, though a good cover of Fred Neil’s ‘Other Side Of This Life’ is a reminder of Sebastian’s central place in New York’s folk underground (he’d played on both Neil’s albums to date), and ‘Night Owl Blues’ (named for the cafe in which the band played many gigs) makes for a surprisingly gritty closer. There’s a tendency to be good-timey here and there, but this is an enjoyable record all through, and surprisingly free of Beatles or Byrds influence.
Review written by Richard Morton Jack