Monday, February 16, 2015

Lesley Gore (1946-2015)

Word has just come across the wires of the passing of singer-songwriter-actress Lesley Gore at 68.

Ms. Gore scored a number of hits in the 60's, including "It's My Party" and "She's a Fool". Her fame landed her a role on Batman in season 2 as an accomplice of Catwoman (Julie Newmar). She flirted with Robin (Burt Ward), who briefly joined up with Catwoman thanks to some chicanery, but just when you thought the Boy Wonder would actually have something close to a relationship, it'd fizzle in seconds.

Anyway, in this clip, Pussycat (Gore) uses Catwoman's other henchmen as a test audience while she sings the title tune from Lesley's 1966 album, "California Nights":

Too bad there wouldn't be a sequel. "California Nights" turned out to be Lesley's last commercial release.

Rest in peace, sweet pussycat.


magicdog said...


I definitely was not expecting this!

May I suggest a tribute song of hers that was quite a fave of mine - "Off & Running" which she recorded back in 1966. It's on YT if you want to take a listen.

RIP Pussycat.

hobbyfan said...

I'll keep an eye out for it.