Gene Pitney

Rock Singer

Birthday February 17, 1940

Birth Sign Aquarius

Birthplace Hartford, CT

DEATH DATE Apr 5, 2006 (66)

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About

Known for hits like "Rubber Ball," "He's a Rebel," and "Hello Mary Lou." He had 16 Top 40 hits and continued charting after the British Invasion.

Before Fame

He formed his own band Gene & the Genials while in high school. He was known as the Rockville Rocket while attending Rockville High School.

Trivia

He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.

Family Life

He married wife Lynee. The couple had three sons together.

Associated With

He wrote songs for many artists, including Roy Orbison, Ricky Nelson, and The Crystals.