On February 16, 2015, singer Lesley Gore passed away, at the age of 68. Most of the news reports focused on her teen-angst hits: It’s My Party and Judy’s Turn To Cry. But it was the song that was to become a feminist rallying cry – You Don’t Own Me – that appealed to me most in 1964.
I was only 10 or 11 years old at the time, and Gore was only 17, when the song hit No. 2 on the Billboard chart (second only to The Beatles’ I Want to Hold Your Hand.)
Then, much later in life, I was thrilled by the use of the song in the movie First Wives Club featuring three of my favourite strong women: Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler and Diane Keaton.
When Gore passed away, I wanted to commemorate her, in my own small way, with a cross stitch pattern.
Buy the cross stitch pattern as an instant download to print or view on your preferred device. The downloadable PDF file includes a complete full-colour chart and DMC colour legend.