Gene Pitney Liane speaks with rock & roll legend Gene Pitney. From 1961 to 1968, Pitney consistently stayed in the Top 20 of the popular music charts with hit songs like "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance," "Only Love Can Break A Heart," "Town Without Pity," and " I''m Gonna Be Strong." Pitney still performs the U-S and Europe. Pitney''s been nominated several times to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, but has yet to be elected.
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Gene Pitney

Gene Pitney

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Liane speaks with rock & roll legend Gene Pitney. From 1961 to 1968, Pitney consistently stayed in the Top 20 of the popular music charts with hit songs like "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance," "Only Love Can Break A Heart," "Town Without Pity," and " I''m Gonna Be Strong." Pitney still performs the U-S and Europe. Pitney''s been nominated several times to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, but has yet to be elected.