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'ANOTHER OF THE 'ALL-TIME-GREAT' PERFORMERS'
on 4 April 2014
'Gene Pitney' had a great vocal-range that on-stage he delivered with such ease.
Down the years he was a regular visitor to our shores (U.K)
The song many associate his name with is of course his 1963 hit 'Twenty Four Hours
From Tulsa' which surprisingly only peaked at number '5' here in the U.K mind it
would be fair to say that completion was pretty hot back then, 'Gene' achieved around
16 Top 30 hits, 11 of which were Top 10 entries 7 of which peaked in the Top 5.
He only actually had the one 'Number One' which given the quality of his vocal delivery
remains a bit of a mystery, to me, that is, the Number One was a duet with 'Marc Almond'
in 1989 that being 'Something's Gotten Hold of my Heart' (Which had actually charted
for 'Gene' in 1967 at number 5)
Among the other great tracks on-board to cherish......'Backstage' (I'm Lonely).....'Town
Without Pity'.....'Looking Through the Eyes of Love'.......'That Girl belongs to Yesterday'
'I'm Gonna be Strong'......and.....'The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance'.....some of the
memorable tracks among the Twenty on board.
I've owned this one for many years now, I guess if you want just 'one' example of 'Gene's'
music for your collection you could do a lot worse than to buy this one......great music from
a great performer of yesterday.
Many will of course know that part way through a U.K tour in 2006 'Gene Pitney' was found
dead in his hotel room in 'Cardiff' --6th April- aged 65.
Many of us will still be playing his music for many years to come.