Monday, August 27, 2012

Gene Pitney - Song Of The Week

Gene Pitney has been recognized as having one of the most distinctive male voices of the 1960s. I became a fan of his when I first heard his debut 45, (I Wanna) Love My Life Away back in 1961.

Oddly enough, I don't recall ever seeing him on the Ed Sullivan Show; additionally, I don't remember ever hearing about him putting on a concert in Montreal. And just about everybody came and performed in Montreal.

Sadly, he died April 5th, 2006 at the age of 66. We are fortunate that he did leave us with a legacy of great recordings and the odd TV appearances that were captured on film or videotape.

The Treasure Island Oldies Blog is pleased to play Gene Pitney and 24 Hours From Tulsa. It's our Song Of The Week.