; Tangled Up In Blue: It Hurts to Be in Love

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

It Hurts to Be in Love

Gene Pitney died today (4/5) in the U.K. while on tour. He was 65.

In addition to his talents as a singer, he was also a songwriter, having penned "Hello, Mary Lou," "Rubber Ball," and "He's a Rebel," among others.

Of interesting note in Pitney's career was the album of duets he did with George Jones (yes, that George Jones). While the notion might sound odd, the performances were NOT.

Farewell, Gene. We'll miss you, and we'll cry a little bit, oh we'll cry a little bit.


Blogger The Stevo in H-Town said...

I think you'll find that there were more Pitney fan's than will ever admit it...I'm one

11:54 AM  
Blogger greatwhitebear said...

very nice tribute

11:50 AM  
Blogger Justin Kreutzmann said...

I was very sad to read about Gene Pitney.
Glad you posted this.

4:48 PM  
Anonymous travelingal said...

I saw him sing It Hurts To be in Love in Madison, Wisconsin. He was with a Dick Clark parade of stars show which included Fabian and several other teen idols. I was 17. I can remember his voice was so strong that I thought to myself he wouldn't even need a mike to be heard in the auditorium. He was a great singer.

6:31 AM  

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