Musical Monday Special Edition ~ Remembering Gene Pitney


Gene Pitney
February 17, 1940 – April 5, 2006

Gene Pitney was an American singer and songwriter who rose to fame in the 1960’s. In 1961 his song Town Without Pity was used in a movie with the same title. It stared Kirk Douglas. This became Pitney’s first hit and won him a Golden Globe Award for Best Song.

Pitney had 16 Top 40 hits in the United States and 4 in the Top Ten in the United Kingdom.

In 2002 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

In 2006 Pitney died from a heart attack while on tour in the United Kingdom. He was 66.

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  1. This post brings back some wonderful memories, Cheryl. I was 14 in 1964 and saw Gene Pitney live. Gerry & the Pacemakers, Brian Poole & the Tremeloes and Dusty Springfield were also on the bill. The Australian concerts were April 14 & 16. What a fabulous concert it was. He was definitely one of my great loves of that era…. 🙂

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