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I'm Gonna Be Strong. It Hurts To Be In Love. He also wrote the early 1960s hits. In 2002, he was inducted into the. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The son of Anna A. The third of five children of a lathe operator, Pitney lived with his family in Rockville, Connecticut during his formative years. Pitney's early influences were. Where he formed his first band, Gene & the Genials. Gene's first recordings were in 1958 with a CT singing group called the Embers.
Those recordings were not released until 1990. In early 1959 he released two records on the Decca label, "Snuggle Up Baby" and "Classical Rock and Roll", as part of a duo called Jamie and Jane with. Later that year, he had his first solo release "Cradle Of My Arms" under the name Billy Bryan on the Blaze record label. His first release under his real name was in 1960 on the Festival label titled "I'll Find You".
Label in 1961, Pitney scored his first chart single, which made the Top 40, the self-penned. (I Wanna) Love My Life Away.
, on which he played several instruments and. He followed that same year with his first Top 20 single. Film of the same title. And was nominated for an.
Academy Award for Best Song. Pitney performed the song at the Oscars ceremony on April 9, 1962. He is also remembered for the.
Though it shares a title with. The song was not used in the film because of a publishing dispute. Meanwhile, Pitney wrote hits for others, including "Today's Teardrops" for.
"Rebel" kept Pitney's own No. Only Love Can Break a Heart. , his highest-charting single in the US, from the top spot on 3 November 1962, the only time that a writer shut himself (or herself) out of the No. He followed up in December with. 12 on the Billboard chart.
Because of his success on the music charts, and as he explained to his friend Oldies DJ'Wild' Wayne, an unknown radio disc jockey at the time gave Pitney the nickname'The Rockville Rocket', which caught on. Pitney's popularity in the UK market was ensured by the breakthrough success of. , a Bacharach and David song, which peaked at No. 5 in Britain at the start of 1964. It was only Pitney's third single release in the UK to reach the singles chart, and the first to break into the Top Twenty there; it was also a hit in the US, peaking at No.17 on the Hot 100. Early recording sessions in London, including. He played piano, though the extent is uncertain.
Song "That Girl Belongs to Yesterday" was a No. 7 UK hit for Pitney in 1964; it was the first tune composed by the duo to become a Top 10 hit in the UK. In the US, the single stalled at No.
49, ending a run of seven Top 40 singles for Pitney as a performer. This item is in the category "Music\Vinyl Records". The seller is "historicsellsmemorabilia" and is located in this country: US.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Taiwan, Belgium, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Russian Federation.