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Pitney Still A High Note

Pitney Still A High Note

Who: Gene Pitney
Where: Newcastle Panthers
When: Wednesday October 29, 2003

LEGENDARY: Gene Pitney will be at ClubNova.

SUBS, KEEP PHONE NUMBER IN LAST PARAGRAPH THE legendary GENE PITNEY will appear centre- stage at CLUBNOVA PANTHERS NEWCASTLE on Wednesday, October 29 as part of a 20-date Australian tour.

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year, Pitney has just finished recording a new song with country performer RODNEY VINCENT , called I Won't Make That Same Mistake Again .

The new single was written during his Australian tour last year and is available for his current tour.

Later this year the Foxwoods Live CD and Foxwoods Live Video & DVD , including footage from the 2000 concert at Foxwood Resort, will be released.

The Bronze/Pitfield Songs will also be released as a two CD set including the songs Blue Angel and Killing Me Softly , and contains songs written by Pitney and his son TODD.

Pitney's musical career spans 30 years and he has worked with artists including THE ROLLING STONES, BURT BACHARACH and PHIL SPECTOR.

Pitney won a GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD for BEST SONG IN A MOTION PICTURE and was nominated for an OSCAR for the song Town Without Pity , from the film of the same name.

Pitney was the first pop artist invited to perform at the ACADEMY AWARDS .

His resilience in the music industry results from keeping with new technology, being a prol ic songwriter, and holding a string of timeless hits including Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa, Looking Through the Eyes of Love, Last Chance To Turn Around and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence .

``I like things to keep changing.

I've seen too many artists left out in the cold because they relied on the same old sounds and same old type of songs, Pitney said.

Pitney's first success came when the KALIN TWINS recorded his song, Loneliness .

``From that point, I decided to concentrate on writing songs instead of singing them,'' he said.

He has since had his songs recorded by STEVE LAWRENCE, BILLY BLAND, BOBBY VEE and ROY ORBISON, all of which became million-sellers.

From those beginnings, Gene Pitney has seen the song Hello Mary Lou receive two BMI MILLIONAIRE AWARDS (the most recent in 1997) for having been performed over2 million times in the US market.

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