Remembering a Talented Guy

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We do not always know how people behind the scenes contribute to our experiences and therefore our memories. Here is a talented performer who you may remember, but I bet you didn’t know that he wrote some songs that others performed. I bet those songs are still with you.

Here is someone from the early 1960s. And the song is by Gene Pitney.

And here is a familiar girls group from the early 1960s that had a hit with a Gene Pitney song that I think you will recall:

Gene Pitney was a talented singer-songwriter and musician who hung out with the Rolling Stones and had an international career before we even understood that was possible. He was only 66 years old when he left us in 2006. He lives on through his songs, even the ones he was not famous for.

Best wishes,