Friday, April 07, 2006
R.I.P. Gene Pitney
Gene Pitney, "Town Without Pity"
Gene Pitney, "It Hurts To Be In Love"
Gene Pitney, "(The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance"
Gene Pitney, "Only Love Can Break A Heart"
We lost another great one recently, as Gene Pitney passed away Wednesday. For those that don't know, he is one of the great singers of all-time, a huge name in the 50s and 60s. I came to him through his work with Burt Bacharach and Hal David, two of my all-time favorites. Pitney's incredible voice would feature on some of the duo's most romantic, pop ballads. Above are some tracks from The Look of Love: Burt Bacharach Collection and his most famous song, or at the very least my favorite by Pitney, "Town Without A Pity." Listen to these songs about love and heartbreak and remember Mr. Pitney.