A Farewell to Singer-Songwriter Gene Pitney We remember the life and music of pop star Gene Pitney, who died Wednesday at age 65. Pitney was the crooner behind such rock 'n' roll classics as "Town Without Pity," "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" and "Only Love Can Break a Heart."
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A Farewell to Singer-Songwriter Gene Pitney

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A Farewell to Singer-Songwriter Gene Pitney

A Farewell to Singer-Songwriter Gene Pitney

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We remember the life and music of pop star Gene Pitney, who died Wednesday at age 65. Pitney was the crooner behind such rock 'n' roll classics as "Town Without Pity" and "Only Love Can Break a Heart."

Guest:

Mike McCann, music journalist and rock 'n' roll historian. He joins us from the studios of member station WSHU in Fairfield, Conn.