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Thread #90319   Message #1711157
Posted By: Dave the Gnome
05-Apr-06 - 11:23 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Gene Pitney has passed away 5 Apr 2006
Subject: RE: Obit: Gene Pitney has passed away 5/4/2006
The first two records I bought were 'I feel fine' by the Beatles and 'I'm gonna be strong' by Gene Pitney. I know it was 1964 and I guess it was Christmas because I must have had some money given me:-) The note that Gene held at the end of that song always blew me away - I still don't know how he held it so long but still kept that power in his voice! A fantastic singer and great loss.

Anyone remember seeing him on a chat show recently with Alice Cooper - They swaped roles and while Alice made a reasonable job of Mr Clean Cut Gene did a much better one of the demon rocker:-)


Dave the Gnome