Gene Pitney

Gene Pitney

Original Name Gene Francis Alan Pitney
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Death 5 Apr 2006 (aged 66)
Cardiff, Cardiff, Wales
Burial Somers, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA
Plot Section 1, Lot 872, Grave 1
Memorial ID 13861725 · View Source
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Rock Musician. A native of Rockville, Connecticut, he is best remembered for his memorable recordings of such songs as, 'A Town Without Pity,' 'Only Love Can Break A Heart,' Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa,' 'It Hurts To Be In Love,' and 'I'm Gonna be Strong.' He also recorded, 'She's A Heartbreaker,' 'Mecca,' '(I Wanna) Love My Love Away,' 'Half Heaven, Half Heartache,' and the gunfighter ballad, 'The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.' Pitney who began his music career in 1961, had several songs on both the Top 20 and Top 40 music charts. In 1989, he hit the UK number one slot with a recording of, 'Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart,' a remake of one of his 1960s singles he did with singer Marc Almond. He passed away in his bed in the executive suite at the Hilton Hotel in Cardiff, Wales, where he had just performed a concert hours before. Pitney was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.

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  • Added: 4 Apr 2006
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