Dave McGrath and ‘Gene Pitney: The Singer, the Songs, the Songwriters’

Bob Sirott

American singer Gene Pitney rehearses “Amici miei,” My friends, for the annual San Remo Song Festival which starts this evening at the casino in San Remo, Italy, Jan. 28, 1965. (AP Photo/Raoul Fornezza)

News Director at WGTD in Kenosha, Dave McGrath, joins Bob Sirott in studio to discuss his book “Gene Pitney: The Singer, the Songs, the Songwriters.” He highlights the life of Gene Pitney, addressing his reserved demeanor offstage, his success overseas compared to the United States, and his time working with the likes of the Rolling Stones, Burt Bacharach, Carole King, and others.

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