Following Monday's sad news about the passing of Lesley Gore, Judy Solash (née Gottlieb)—a woman who, as a teen in 1963, threw a tantrum that inspired her father, a restaurant owning, songwriting hobbyist, to write "It's My Party"—talked about the party meltdown that led to one of Gore's biggest radio hits.
Here's to crying when you want to. The AP reports that Lesley Gore died of cancer today at NYU Langone Medical Center at the age of 68, leaving behind her long-term partner Lois Sasson.
Nothing below the breastbone, nor six inches above the knee. Violate that precept at senior prom in Oxford, Alabama, as about 25 students did this year, and your choice is suspension or paddling. Corporal punishment: Still legal in 20 states!