Quincy Jones

Singer Leslie Gore, a Voice for Teens and Early Feminism, Dies at 68

Leslie Gore, an American singer-songwriter who withstood the British invasion in music in the 1960s and penned classic teen anthem “It’s My Party,” has died of cancer, her longtime partner said today. She was 68. Gore died Monday (Feb. 15) at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan. She was discovered by Quincy Jones and signed to Mercury where she had her first hit song "It's My Party," in 1963....