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god bless gene pitney

may he rest in peace, I loved his songs he was a great man. I am just a teenager but I LOVED his songs and I think there will always be room and love for his love songs in younger public and from different counteries. I want to wish My prayers and condolences to his wife and sons

gene you where a great man

goodby my friend, you have gaven me some wonderfull years with your
songs.

best regards,
Roy Turfboer, the netherlands


299

SO sad to here this!!!! I was a teenager during the 60's and his Gene Pitney's beautiful music always made me cry. I had all his records and loved them all!!!!
He is the best. Such a very sad day.

Gene will always be remembered through his music!! Just like Elvis, Roy Orbison, Ricky Nelson, and all the other great legends that have passed and left us with their wonderful music that will last forever. The 60's was a wonderful time to be a teenager and I wouldn't change that for anything.

Thanks,
Libby


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Ik prijs mijzelf gelukkig dat ik al die jaren heb kunnen genieten en voor altijd zal kunnen blijven genieten van de muziek van Gene Pitney. God hebbe zijn ziel.

Paul Nieuwenhuizen, Amsterdam


297

Again we have lost a great man who gave a lot of pleaser to all his fans but he will never be forgotten may he rest in peace

God Bless you Gene

Tony Coley


296

Gene Pitney was the first singer I had ever seen. I was thrilled to see him at the "Surf" in Nantasket, Mass. in I believe 1962 or 1963. I was beside myself in wonderment as I watched him perform. He will be greatly missed by all his fans. Condolences to you and his family.

Sheryl Iovanna
Manassas, VA.


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I have been A fan of Gene's since 1961. I loved the man but I will love his music forever. Love to Lynne and the boys, thinking about you at this sad time. Love will be with you oceans away.

Margaret
Derby England.


294

As a little girl I had the great fortune of having a
brother that were 10 years older than me. I listened
to all his albums. The one album that I practically
wore out was Gene Pitneys Only Love Can Break a Heart.
I knew every song by heart and sang them over and over
again. Tower Tall will always be my favorite Gene
Pitney Song. When my own children were little I'd play
my Gene Pitney Cd in the car and they loved the Man
Who Shot Liberty Valance. I had the pleasure of
finally seeing him in concert about 8 years ago. I was
40 at the time but I felt like I was a teenager again.
Thanks Gene Pitney for all the wonderful memories you
gave to me while I was growing up and will continue to
give. God Bless Your Family.

Judy


293

I am very sad to have heard the passing of one of America's greatest singer/songwriter. Gene Pitney was truly a music legend. His voice and ability to write music has never been repeated and never will.

As a young lad I was first introduced to his captivating performances in the early 60's and have his greatest hits on both vinyl and cd.

This country owes a debt of gratitude to Gene Pitney for allowing his music to help many through good times and bad times and as well, to understand their youth.

Thank you Gene for having been a great part of my life.

God has Gene now and we will always still have Gene.


292

As a little girl I had the great fortune of having a
brother that were 10 years older than me. I listened
to all his albums. The one album that I practically
wore out was Gene Pitneys Only Love Can Break a Heart.
I knew every song by heart and sang them over and over
again. Tower Tall will always be my favorite Gene
Pitney Song. When my own children were little I'd play
my Gene Pitney Cd in the car and they loved the Man
Who Shot Liberty Valance. I had the pleasure of
finally seeing him in concert about 8 years ago. I was
40 at the time but I felt like I was a teenager again.
Thanks Gene Pitney for all the wonderful memories you
gave to me while I was growing up and will continue to
give. God Bless Your Family.

Judy Burton, Ohio


291

I am so sad to hear of the passing of Gene Pitney . He died in the land of song, my Mother came from Swansea . My heart goes out to his family God Bless!!

Jeannie


290

I am very sorry and saddened to hear of his death

He was a great guy, with a great voice, I was around in the 60's with
The Mike Cotton Sound who backed Gene on all his UK Tours.

What a sad day for Music and Gene's Family

Thank You

Tom


289

My heart broke today when I read of Mr. Pitney's passing. I grew up
listening to him and love every song he sang. My favorite was always
Mecca for the haunting music and lyrics. Half Heaven Half Heartache
could've been my teenage years. Only love can break a heart took me
through some rough times in my life. I will miss him very much. His
music was a big part of my life, and as I shed my tears, I can hear
his songs in my head, reminding me what a great talent he was. He
will be greatly missed.

LYNN A BUCHER


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I would just like to add my own personal condolences to the long list of those other Gene Pitney fans who have posted messages. I can’t describe my sadness when I read of Gene’s passing yesterday. My first thought was for his family – presumably back home in the States – and that he died here alone. But then I realised he wasn’t really alone – he was in the UK amongst his most ardent fans, many of whom had already heard his amazing concert in Cardiff. I was one of those fans who adored him; he was a real trouper – coming over to the UK every year for the last 40 years, exactly the same length of time he’d been married to Lynne. Oh, how I envied that woman when I was a 17-year-old!

Gene Pitney was not just an amazing singer, he was a gentleman in the true sense of the word. He never took his fans for granted and took a huge slice out of his life every year to tour the UK. Elvis may have been a legend, but he only ever set foot in the UK en route to Germany to do his National Service. Gene, on the other hand, came to the UK religiously every year, to give pleasure to his many thousands of fans.

He died young, in these days of longevity, but he had a very peaceful passing, for which we must all be grateful. But I for one feel robbed that he has been taken away from us so soon.

My sincere condolences to his wife and sons.

Margaret Wright, Glasgow


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I grew up listening to Gene. I do not think there is a week that goes by that at least one of his songs is not playing in the house. He was truly a gifted man and he will be missed. Rest in Peace Mr Pitney, rest in peace.

Don


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I played Saxophone with him for over 15 years including Carnegie Hall in
1993 the day of the first World Trade Center attack "during rehearsal"
He was a demanding artist and a sweet guy. I used to open the shows
with the solo line from "Town Without Pity" He once told me I had em laying in
the aisles with that solo.

I was digging through Gene's folder this morning and I found these
passages scribbled on the back of a schedule from last year's concerts at
Mohegan Sun.

Y'see time passes on, and we evolve with it but not involved it seems
until it catches up with us personally and it becomes our struggle.

And this quote from Sons and Fathers that I was reading at the time

"Twilight time, the time of regrets resembling hopes and hopes
resembling regrets when youth has past and old age has not yet begun."

Although I feel sad that he left so soon, I will think of him walking
off stage in the twilight before the dark of night.

Scott Shetler


285

I have been a Gene Pitney fan since the ages of about 7 or 8, listening to my older brother's LPs and Singles. I fell in love with Gene's music and with Gene himself from a young age, and worhipped him from afar. I even received a thank you card from gene many years ago for a Birthday Card I sent him. My deepest sympathies go out to Lynne and his sons and to all those who loved Gene and who were touched in some way by his voice and his music. Rest In Peace Gene, you will be sadly missed by so many.Gene will continue to live on in his music....

Love Maureen Pierce, Adelaide Australia.


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dear gene,

you are a star and you alwayswill be. I will never forget you. My whole life I heard your songs from my father, he says " girl this is one of the big star from the world and you have to listen." And now I'm 30 years old and sing your songs with my three kids. good bye my love and we never forget you.

GENE WAS A STAR........lots of love liesbeth from the netherlands


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We can hardly find the words to say how sad we are and how much we will miss Gene. Hope he is in a better place - cannot write any more as the tears are coming again. Love to Lynne and all Gene's family.

Lyn and Granville, Kilmarnock, Scotland.


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The loss of Gene is a loss to music and showmanship that can never be replaced. I have been fortunate enough to see Gene several times – as a fan of punk and modern music my trips were originally as a treat for my mother. It became obvious to me that Gene was both an excellent songwriter, humorist and showman who enjoyed entertaining. His voice was without peer as displayed by his resurgence in the late 80’s with Marc Almond.

A sad loss to us all.

With Regards

Gary and Francis Barrett


281

On the 4th of april my self and my husband attendid mr gene pitney last show we are both very honoured to have been there, and also very sad he was a great man and entertainer . god bless him and his famely he will be sadly missed.

irene from penarth cardiff


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Hello

I am so sad to hear of Genes passing - I was nanny to Chris and Todd briefly on one of his tours in the UK. I have an LP signed by him and his lovely wife.

Many thanks

Patricia Bennett


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There will never be another he was the graetest male singer there has or will ever be my thoughts go to Lynne and the boys you will live for ever with me

Love

Peter Verrall


278

Hi,i was saddened to learn of gene pitney’s passing, he was a talented singer and songwriter! those of us who were teens in the 1960s, enjoyed his classic songs and will miss gene.

Sincerely,

pete cullen


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We all have lost a piece of music history, of greatness and enjoyment.

I am angry as hell that Gene is gone. I feel slighted that he has been taken away.

His music brought talent and a voice uniquely his.

To his wife and three boys my sincere condolences. He will be remembered all the days of my life.

John Moren
Westfield, Massachusetts


276

Gene Pitney was such an important influence in my early years. I don’t know where I’d be today if I hadn’t had his music and others like him to pull me through some rocky times in the 60’s. If I wrote a book about those years, he would have an entire chapter. May his family and loved ones be comforted with the thought of the good that he did for others – without even knowing them. I know I am grateful.

Bud Curl


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I was on the way to the concert in Bristol yesterday when I heard the shocking news of Gene Pitney's death on my car radio,I still find it hard to believe that we have lost such a talented songwriter,singer and performer.He will be greatly missed by his fans worldwide but much more so by his wife Lynne and sons to whom my wishes of sympathy are extended.

Waleria Elliott-Thresher (UK)


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Those of us from Connecticut called Gene the Rockville Rocket, Gene never really sold out to the oldies circuit his locale shows were great and watching them on pbs once or twice a year was a treat , seems like they only showed his concerts when they wanted to raise money. Just knowing he's gone saddens me greatly however the memories that I associate with his songs will live forever. To his family sorry your loss but he's in the big concert hall now.

JHP
Manchester Ct.


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We would like to send our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Gene. Myself and my children grew up listening to his wonderful songs and when he came to oz we always went to his concerts. He will be be sadly missed by the whole Armstrong family and we send you deepest condolences.

missy


272

A wonderful talent and a great part of our times is gone.
We are the better for knowing him.

He always seemed to be unaffected by him fame, an honest man.
Condolences to his family.

K. Quinn


271

Gene's music has given me many hours of pleasure. I hadn't seen him perform for 25 years but did see him 3 weeks ago in High Wycome. He was as brilliant as ever! Thanks Gene. My thoughts are with his family.

Love Karen x


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I only missed only one concert in Perth Western Australia since 1965.

I am very saddened by his passing, he had a voice like no other and was such a talented and charming performer.

Deepest sympathy to all his family, loved ones and fans.

Jenni


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I saw Gene Pitney in the 60's and he had so much charisma and original talent - no one could sing like him! As soon as you heard that voice, you knew instantly it was him.

In this age of electronic tinkering to make poor singers sound good, Gene needed none of this. He was unique. So Gene, thanks for the music and God Bless you.

Sue, Lancashire.


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The news has been received with great sadness. My husband and I saw him in concert on Sunday 02.04.2006 at that concert he said his son had said it was time for him to stop touring, he said Never "I want to die on stage"

His music will live on and on

Angela Taylor


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It was a sad sad day yesterday when I heard of Gene Pitney's passing. He was a true legend of the 60's and will always be remembered. I thank God that I bought his albums and singles back then and still have them. He will long be remembered for such songs as Liberty Valance, Town without Pity and 24 Hours from Tulsa and so many, many more.

Rest in peace Gene, you'll be missed by millions of baby boomers and their children who were brought up on your music.

Lynda Gallagher
Thornhill, Ontario Canada


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Such a sad day for all. A true legend the man helped me so much through my life with his music if ever i was down just the chorus to Just one smile would lift me up. Such a unique style and talent my thoughts go out to all his wife and sons and all who loved him.

GOD BLESS YOU GENE

woodward


265

Saw gene at fairfield halls, croydon on 24th of march. Had a fantastic evening still shocked about the sad news, have been a fan for over 40 years. Our thoughts are with the family at this point in time, and we will sadly miss him.

A LOVING FAN x x x x

Mrs P. Walkett
Thornton Heath
Surrey


264

I would like to post a comment about the passing of Gene Pitney. He was and remains one of my all time favorites.

Thank you,
Glenn


263

Hi,
I had the great pleasure of meeting Gene Pitney many years ago. To a young teenager (as I was at the time), he was a true 'star'. An absolute gentleman who took the time to speak with me and even personalise an autograph! You can only imagine how thrilled I was! Many years later, I dragged my hubby to one of his shows. We had a ball. A few years after, I suggested we go and see him again, this time hubby didn't need to be 'dragged'... Says a lot for an entertainer! I send my heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. I know how upset I felt yesterday, like I had lost something very special, so I can only imagine how his wife and family must be feeling. God Bless you Gene, rest in peace.

Maddie.
(Scotland)


262

i was deeply saddened by gene pitneys death i loved his music very much my only regret is i never got the chance to see him in concert he will be deeply missed by all his fans god bless you gene

love from jackie a big fan


261

Condolences to Lynne, boys and family on your devastating loss.

I was raised with Gene's music playing from the record player, my mum
and dad were life long fans.

1992 was the first time I saw Gene performing his music live and I had
to wait until Saturday 1st at St George's Hall in Bradford to see him
again, but I can say hand on heart that it was worth the wait.

What a fantastic performance he gave to each and every person on
Saturday night, he made me feel that he was singing his music to me, I had
tears in my eyes.

What a sad loss.

Maureen (Leeds, England)


260

I am so sad of the loss of Gene Pitney I have been to his concerts each year for a number of years and as usual every year he was brilliant. He will be sadly missed.

My thoughts are with his family at this sad time hoping that knowing how much he was loved brings a little comfort to them.

Linda, Enfield, Middlesex


259

we are shocked and deeply upset over the death of gene.we had all been to see him 5 nights ago in nottingham.our thoughts are with his wife lynne his three sons and families.i am 1 of 6 sisters who all adored him and his music.mum in the end even loved him as the sound in our home was always gene.it started with the eldest and carried on to the youngest(now 46 ) his music will always be played in all our homes as our grandchildren hear him now.god bless you gene rest in peace..

from the quigley sisters, shirley, anne, eileen, elizabeth, karen ,lynn ,


258

I woke this morning in Australia to hear about the passing of Gene Pitney. I am 30 years old and have grown up listening to and dancing around my parents lounge room to his truly amazing voice. I saw Gene in concert firstly when I was 7 years old and then again in 2004 and 2005 – my mum always bought front row tickets and we would sing along with him to all the tunes. I was lucky enough to shake his hand not once, but twice. My favourite Gene song will always be “24 Hours from Tulsa”.

Kelly


257

The phrase "one of a kind" is so over used, but when it comes to the vocal styling of Gene Pitney, it is so truly appropriate.

What amazes me is a man that I've never met and will never know has reached into my heart with powerful vocal strains in songs such as I'm Gonna Be Strong" a poignant anthem for anyone who has lost a love.

Thank you Gene. You could have let a quiet private life. Instead you shared your incredible gift with all of us and touched our hearts.

Emma Lee Hartle
Pittsburgh, PA


256

What a sad loss to the music world ,his family and the many fans of this lovely man. I was fortunate to have seen him perform live only last year in Worthing and he still had that beautifull voice. As a young woman I cried to his " Somethings gotten hold of my heart " but the one that did it fo me was " Just one smile " what a lovely song that is and no one could have ever sung it better. Rest in peace Gene your songs will never be forgotten.

Jan Rayner. West Sussex.


255

what a sad day when my mums favourite singer passed away and one of the
most talented people of all time.what a terrible upset for everyone young
and older. The world needs more talent like Gene Pitney.

Go straight to heaven.

One of your greatest fans of all time, Verena and Carla Mercer.


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I am very saddened to hear of the death of Gene Pitney.
Town Without Pity is one of my favourite all-time songs.
Although I was never able to see him in person, his music was terrific!

Neil Longland


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Gosh... I really feel so sad....

Annette


252

I am saddened. I saw him twice. My condolences to the family and friends, a great artist and human being, in sadness

Howard A. DeWitt


251

Over 60 years of listening to Gene. He was there with his music
through the good & bad times. I studied for my exams to his songs -
they got me through! He might be gone but will never be forgotten.

Rebecca. UK


250

sorry to hear the news I got great pleasure from His muic as a boy

Declan Keenan


249

Today I received a telephone call from my cousin who now lives in Australia letting me know about Gene’s passing. We grew up as teenagers singing our hearts out while listening to Gene on our record players.

Once more we will bring out the music and reminisce and feel the love flow………..

Marilyn

Edmonton, Canada


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For all the years of music, for all the joy you gave, for being you......Another bright star to light our way home. God Bless....

love mal xx


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It is with a saddened heart that I bid a fond farewell to my idol Gene. He is a legend, his voice & music, which has delighted so many over the decades will live on.
My condolences to his wife & sons.

Chris from Coventry (UK)


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Gene has always been such a special part of my life since I first saw him 40 years ago. When I saw him in Bradford on Saturday, his show was the best; as always he gave his all to the audience.

My condolences go to his family. May Gene rest in peace – the love of all his fans will always be with him.

Ann M


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So very, very sad. We will miss him and his wonderful voice. God Bless to all his family...my sincere condolences.

Laura Hime


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It is with a saddened heart that I bid a fond farewell to my idol Gene. He is a legend, his voice & music, which has delighted so many over the decades will live on.

My condolences to his wife & sons.

Chris from Coventry (UK)


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My wife and I went on Saturday night to St georges hall Bradfors to watch his show on the UK tour. We had seen him before about 3/4 years ago on tour, this time
at the Opera House Manchester. He was a gentlman and super singer with a greta voice and a derserved loyaty from his many fans in the UK. He mentioned on stage how he missed his little dog left at home, little did we know it would be a parting
forever. Sadly missed, but we take comfort from the fact that just before he left us we saw him "one last time" Our condolences go to his family and friends

Brian & Hilda Fairclough


242

Gene Pitney, the one and the only. I saw his first concert here in Adelaide South Australia, when I was a teenager, collected all his records, c.ds etc. I missed seeing him last March as my husband had a stroke and was hospitalised, I was so dissapointed and said I would see him next time he was here come rain or shine. Now I will never get the chance to see him again. Thanks for the memories Gene, keep singing in heaven.

Lyn


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My wife went to see gene at his concert in cardiff on tuesday night. As usual he was the master first class , natural and a total gentleman. My wife said it was his best performance. He actually shook her hand and said its nice to see you again. Those few words meant such a lot to her. We grew up with gene, he was a total professional. Our loss heavens gain. Our heart felt sorrows go to his wife and three boys. May the lords perpetual light shine on him for ever. Goodnight and god bless you gene.

Love
Beryl and bill


240

Nel 1965, avevo quindici anni, ho comperato il mio primo disco. Era "E quando viene la notte", cantato da Gene Pitney.

Valerio, Italy


239

I live here in the UK and I am VERY sad to hearing of the passing of Gene Pitney. Such a great performer and a nice person. He will be missed by many throughout the world.

We are all thinking of Gene's family and friends today and would like them to know that his music will live on in the hearts and minds of his fans.

HE WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.

Love and Blessings,

Hilary


238

Sincerest condolences to all Family and Close friends of Mr Gene Pitney, he will be sorely missed by many, many other Aussie Fans who as myself grew up listening to his wonderful music.

Thankyou for so much joy,
yours sincerely,

Perry A.Olive.


237

I first met Gene in the early 60s and became what you would call a fan for life,every inch the gentleman, I was invited into his dressing room in the 60s to talk with him personally,and couldnt believe my luck, I met him many times after that,He would walk across the common from the hotel he was staying in, to go to the Isle of Wight on the Hovercraft,I last saw him last year when he was on tour,heartfelt thoughts to Lynn and the 3 boys, i know you will miss him, Rest in peace Gene i will never forget you, and all the wonderful memories

Liz Montgomery UK


236

My husband and I are so saddened by the news of Gene Pitney's death. He was truly a legend with a wonderful unique voice and a real professional stage presence. He gave his all at every show and was a class act. We are so thankful to have seen him perform just a few months ago. Who knew it would be the last time we would see him. We send our condolences to his family. May he rest in peace.

Ann and Teddy Friedman


235

I am so please to have seen Gene on 17 March 06 as a birthday treat on the first night of his UK tour, he was fantastic as always and my partner became a fan that night. As the song says "theres one more angel in heaven" and this one can lead the singing. His voice will live on! My heart goes out to Lynne and the boys, his fans will miss him so their loss much be unimaginable.

With love Jan Percy, Dartford, Kent, England


234

I grew up with gene pitney as my mums a big fan. Me and my sisters took
her to see him in concert a few years ago and we all came out buzzing
what a fantastic voice.I cant believe we will never hear that lovely
voice again.My condolences to his wife and sons .Rest in peace gene and
thankyou for all the fantastic songs you have left for us to remember you
with

Sherry
England


233

As a former Rockviller myself, Gene once stopped by to one of our high school garage band rehearsals in the 60's. A moment I never forgot, as it inspired me to a lifetime of music. Thanks Gene.

Paul Shea


232

So shocked to here the sad news. Went to Gene's concert in Albury, Australia and am aquaintance and ex neighbour of Rodney Vincent who opened for Gene on his Aussie Tours. Wife Eve and I loved his music as we are old rock lovers from way back.

Sincere sympathy from Kevin and Eve Saunders


231

ike so many people all over the world I was shocked and deeply saddened by the sudden death of Gene.

As an Australian man of 53 years I well remember the many songs he wrote and performed during the sixties......They were truly wonderful songs with real meaning and loads of relevance to any young person of that era!

My favorite Gene Pitney song when I was young was " The man who shot Liberty Valance".. and it still is one of my favorite songs of all time! However there is not a single Gene Pitney song that I do not like....I love them all!!

My wife and I saw him perform in Darwin , Northen Territory, Australia , about five years ago and were immensely impressed with his genuine wamth and love of performing!! I only wish we could still go and see him perform again ........sadly the great man is no longer with us.... but his music will live forever...especially in the hearts of baby boomers who grew up with Gene's wonderfully unique and very special songs.

A sad day,

Dave & Kathryn Wane
Darwin, N.T. Australia


230

Hello from Australia,

How fortunate was I to see Gene Pitney at Twin towns Services Club (Tweed Heads) this time last year.

Wow, he blew me away,I was never really a fan but Gene sounded the same as the CD'S and he sang all the favourites.
We got such value for money and I rated his show as one of the best.

We feel very saddened to hear of his passing and our thoughts go out to his family and friends.

What a STAR.......... God bless you Gene

Barb and Tony from Tintenbar NSW


229

Like so many people all over the world I was shocked and deeply saddened by the sudden death of Gene.

As an Australian man of 53 years I well remember the many songs he wrote and performed during the sixties......They were truly wonderful songs with real meaning and loads of relevance to any young person of that era!

My favorite Gene Pitney song when I was young was " The man who shot Liberty Valance".. and it still is one of my favorite songs of all time! However there is not a single Gene Pitney song that I do not like....I love them all!!

My wife and I saw him perform in Darwin , Northen Territory, Australia , about five years ago and were immensely impressed with his genuine wamth and love of performing!! I only wish we could still go and see him perform again ........sadly the great man is no longer with us.... but his music will live forever...especially in the hearts of baby boomers who grew up with Gene's wonderfully unique and very special songs.

A sad day,

Dave & Kathryn Wane
Darwin, N.T. Australia


228

I cannot tell you how saddened I am by the passing of Gene. I am 55 years old and I still listen to his music all the time. It just makes me feel so good to ride in my car on my way to work and sing to his songs. He had such a wonderful, distinctive voice. I am recently remarried so at one time or another, almost all his songs related to me.

I am so sorry for your loss and the loss of all his fans,

Very sincerely,

Cindy Brennan
Oxford, Massachusetts


227

To say it in Gene's words: I'm gonna be strong.
Sad to hear this bad news.

tom
Holland


226

I type this as you sing in the background...I am probably one of your youngest fans at 24... i had the absolute pleasure of finally getting to see you last week at the pavilion in worthing...you were amazing...nothing about you indicated any health warnings...i am so glad i finally got to see you...

YOUR STAR WILL SHINE FOR MANY A YEAR!!!

XXXX
ROSIE


225

I was devastated to receive the news on TV this morning of the sudden passing of the great Gene Pitney. I remember going to see him in Manchester in the 1960's when he appeared with Mr 1-2-3. Len Barry and what a great show it was. I have been a devoted fan ever since.

Although I now live in Australia I have followed his career and am proud to say I am still a great fan. We will miss you so much, Gene. What a voice, what a man, what a talent. Sincere and heartfelt condolences to his wife and family.

Kay Earney
Melbourne
Australia


224

My deepest condolences to Gene's wife and children, what a great lost, and so sudden. I have been a great fan of Gene sinds the early 60's.I worked in England as an aupair girl, and on saturday,s we always went to concerts, and that saturday it was Gene Pitney who appeared at the Leyton Bath in Leyton England London, We had a great screaming eveningI will always remember that. I followed Gene,s carriere and bought all his records,I have so many good memories of the songs, I will always be greatfull to him, and never forget him, and will remember him in my prayers.

Love always.

Tiny van Stippent from The Nehterlands.


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I'm very saddened by the loss of Gene Pitney, he will be greatly missed by everyone. He provided a large part of the soundtrack of my life, and it will forever be missing a note. My thoughts and prayers go out to his his family. Bless you all in this time.

Margie Anderson


222

To Gene's Family and Fans

My mother rang me on the 05/04/06 to tell me the sad news because I was out all day and some of the night, doing one thing and another, I thought my mother was joking. It wasn't until I put the internet on that the awful truth hit me.

I was making plans with my family to see Gene next year. I saw him on wednsday 29/03/06 at the Hull, City Hall I took my 12 year old daughter to see him to, he shook our hands as he did other fans before us, my daughter and I will never forget him. He play a big part of my life because when I was 8 years old my dad bought me my first Gene Pitney cassette for my Birthday, now at the tender age of nearly 40 you can see what I mean.

My condolences to the Family, friends and of course the fans. There is one good thing about all this and that is he didn't suffer, he went peacefuly. We will all feel the loss of him, but his flame will still burn bright in all our hearts.

Sonia Hartley


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We only saw Gene Pitney 2 weeks ago in our hometown of Peterborough UK
and I remember crying has he started to sing it bought back so many memories
of my childhood when my mum would play his songs all the time.
Now I cry not just for the legend but for a hero

Nigel Peterborough UK


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My prayers go to his family. He was my favourite performer of all time.

Myrna E Hawkett
Australia


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My sincere condolences go to the family and friends of this wonderfully talented man . Gene has bought lots of joy and happiness with his incredible gift of making music. He will live forever in our hearts. Thank you for coming to New Zealand so many times.

Aroha Anne


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On behalf of my mum, Sue Adcock (formely Engelsma) and all of Gene's Adelaide, and South Australian fans we send our condolences. My mum was the South Australian representative of the Gene Pitney appreciation society, in the 70"s and 80's. Mum has never missed an Adelaide concert. We are all walking around in disbelief today. Mum has met Gene on numerous occasions, as well myself as a young child. mum will treasure the photos on her wall, which were taken with Gene for the South Australian papers. Our best wishes go to his family and all his fans worldwide.

kind regards

Sonya Engelsma, and Sue Adcock.


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I remember the first song I ever requested on a radio programme was Gene Pitney singing 24 Hours From Tulsa and I learnt every word of that wonderful song. I cried when I heard the news of his passing, such a great singer who brought many hours of enjoyment to me personally. Our station will soon schedule a tribute to this great singer.

On behalf of all the crew here at qfm in New Zealand, and their families, I extend heartfelt sympathy to the wife and family of such a wonderful man.

Ann Fraser


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i was so sadden to hear of gene's passing i was going to see him this time round , i grew up with his music ,have most of his albums he will be a very great loss to not only his wife and family but to his fans and the music world . Rest in peace gene

sandra woodward05 @aol .com


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I was very sad to hear of Genes passing,my condolences go to his wife and sons.I have been to all his concerts in Perth Western Australia,he was kind enough to sign a couple of my records.His music will always be in my heart.

Elaine Studte

Devonport Tasmania


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ive been a fan for many many years of gene pitney i am so saddened he is gone goodbye gene

sybil southam


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Very sad to hear the terrible news of Gene Pitney, and very disappointed that I will never see him perform again. Easter Sunday (the date of the last show of his current tour at Llandudno) will be a particularly depressing one.

It's comforting to know that he did not die in pain and that he was doing what he really loved to do. Not everyone has that luxury. But being so far away from home must be difficult for his loved ones.

Although (like many people) I did not know him personally, the warmth of his personality was clear at his shows and television interviews. A very nice man in a world of showbiz scandal. For many years, he has been part of the lives of many people and there will now be a little bit of emptiness and sadness in the hearts of thousands.

I know I'm not alone in being thankful for him and his familly for allowing us to know him through his music.

Thank you.


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I would just like to add my condolences to those of Gene's many fans. As I'm only 33, I didn't grow up as a huge fan of Gene's (as people who have followed his career from the beginning are), but I have always enjoyed listening to his music.

'The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance' is one of my favourite ever songs (my father's too). I remember listening to it over and over when I was little, and I still love it.

Rest In Peace Gene, and we'll take comfort knowing you passed away doing what you loved, being on tour and making your fans happy.

Prayers to his family.

Teresa (Australia)


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You will never be forotten, a true legend who brought happiness to so many fans young and old, rest in peace Gene.

John Riley
Lancashire
UK


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In 1963 I was sixteen and had a car. My fondest memories were of driving around and singing along with Gene Pitney on my AM radio. His songs echoed my life at the time. I was and still am a big fan, his music will be part of my life forever. Thank You for all the memories.

Joel Ulsh, Vicksburg, MI


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Very sad to hear of Gene Pitney's sudden death. My heart goes out to his wife Lynne and his 3 son's. He was a great artist and there is nobody who could ever sing song's like him. I have been a fan for many years and I never missed any of his show's when he came over here to Wales. I have not missed any since 1981 and that year I seen 2. You will be sadly missed Gene. The angels will keep you safe, God bless

Ann Watkins. Wales


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Sad day.

Jay Asher


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Gene's music was a formative influence on me in my late teens. Like Roy
Orbison, his voice could convey deep emotion. His passing is a
tremendous loss to the music world.

Jeff


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To this day Gene’s music is what plays on my car radio. I have loved him since 1963. As a teenager, he was my idol. I was so saddened by the announcement of his death as I was driving to work on Wednesday morning. He will remain in my heart as my favorite singer and performer.

Patti
Tennessee


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I am so sorry to hear about Gene Pitney I was due to go and see him in
Blackpool on the 14th April.U K. I have loved Gene Pitney since he first came on the music scene above the beatles and the stones it was Gene's voice that did it for me his songs were brilliant a true star

Helen.


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The Music Industry and in fact The World has lost a legendary performer.
Gene Pitney was one of the finest and will live on in the hearts and memories of all who sang to, danced to, broke up to, cried to and kissed and made up to his many songs. I, for one, am writing this with a tear in my eye, a pain in my heart and even a smile on my face as I face this "Half Heaven, Half Heartache" task of having to bid farewell to my of America's greats. Thanks for the music and the memories Gene. Sing with the Angels.

rosemary kassab


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So very saddened to hear of his passing. We saw him when he came to OZ many times and at his last performance in Newcastle NSW when I bought his video and a poster. We have been fans of his for many years and when in UK in 1985 bought some of his cassettes which we play very often - my husband Alex is a very very big fan of his.

Our sincere condolences to his wife and family. Sudden death of a person is so tragic especially when the family is not near.

Thank you Gene for your beautiful voice, honest and thoughtful songs and visits downunder.

G-d bless you and your family.

Eva


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so sad. Gene really was such a big part of my teens, I've been a fan since his first records. vividly remember at a party discussing why on earth he could never go back home again.... I got to meet him after a concert in Bradford, couldn't bear to use my hand or wash it for hours after shaking his... and his next record was "Backstage" ....then I heard he'd married a girl called Lynne..... Ah such fond memories! and such an ace performer.. sad he was alone, but hope it really was a peaceful end for him, and that he was dreaming happily of doing what he did best...bringing so much pleasure to so many.

Lynne Faulkes (London)


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I've always enjoyed listening to vocalists with dinstinctive voices. Gene Pitney tops the list. I have been waiting for him to return to Australia so I could see him live. A friend of mine saw him in Melbourne and said his voice never sounded better.
His music will live forever.

John Gow
Sydney, Australia