If you’re interested in the history of women in the music world, go to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, July 30 for the event dubbed The Ponderosa Stomp: She’s Got The Power! From noon through 4 p.m. you will hear from Lesley Gore, The Angels and The Exciters, including a screening of vintage footage. At 5 p.m., LaLa Brooks, Arlene Smith, Baby Washington and many others will be speaking. All performances are free and no tickets are required for this all day event.

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  1. Jensen Lee

    Lesley Gore’s “It’s My Party” was the first number one for producer Quincy Jones. Phil Spector also loved this song and produced a version with the Blossoms a few days before Quincy. When Jones learned that Spector had produced the track, he was determined not to be beaten out. Rockaeology at http://bit.ly/hd9TDO tells how Jones quickly made one hundred copies of the record from a test pressing and sent them to radio programmers in the top markets. The plan worked; Gore’s “It’s My Party” hit number one in four weeks; the Blossoms’ version was never released.

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