Gene Pitney

Rock and roll, Musical Artist

1940 – 2006

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Who was Gene Pitney?

Gene Francis Alan Pitney was an American singer-songwriter, musician, and sound engineer. Through the mid-1960s, he enjoyed success as a recording artist on both sides of the Atlantic and was among the group of early 1960s American acts who continued to enjoy hits after the British Invasion.

Pitney charted 16 Top-40 hits in the U.S., four in the Top 10. In the UK he had 22 Top-40 hits, and 11 singles in the Top Ten. He also wrote the early 1960s hits "Rubber Ball" by Bobby Vee, "He's a Rebel" by The Crystals, and "Hello Mary Lou" by Ricky Nelson. In 2002, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Born
Feb 17, 1940
Hartford
Also known as
  • Gene Francis Alan Pitney
  • Gene Francis Allan Pitney
  • Pitney, Gene
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Rockville High School
Lived in
  • Connecticut
Died
Apr 5, 2006
Cardiff

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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