Gene Pitney

American singer/songwriter, musician and engineer. He was born February 17, 1940 in Hartford, Connecticut and died in a hotel after a gig on April 5, 2006 in Cardiff, Wales, UK. At the beginning of his musical career Pitney cut a few records under different pseudonyms, as [i]Jamie & Jane[/i] with [a=Ginny Arnell] in 1958 and as [i]Billy Bryan[/i] in 1959. From 1961 he worked with songwriters [a=Burt Bacharach] and [a=Hal David]. Through the mid-1960s, he enjoyed success as a recording artist on both sides of the Atlantic.

Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2002 (Performer).