Curtis Lee

Curtis Lee

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Curtis Lee (born 28 October 1941, Yuma, Arizona, U.S.) is an American singer of the early 1960s and, twice over, one of the beneficiaries of 1961 productions by Phil Spector. These were "Pretty Little Angel Eyes" (U.S. #7) and "Under the Moon of Love" (U.S. #46). Lee began his recording career in 1959, and the following year was signed by Dunes Records after being invited to cut a demo if he came to New York. By the time he made it to New York in late 1960, he had started writing songs in partnership with a friend, Tommy Boyce, who later became one-half of the Boyce and Hart songwriting-producing-singing duo. Lee's first two singles, "Special Love" and "Pledge of Love," were passionate but otherwise unexceptional performances that understandably failed to chart, but for his third record, Dunes agreed to cut a Lee-Boyce original called "Pretty Little Angel Eyes." Handsome and photogenic, Lee had a vocal approach close to the teen idols of the period. Spector's genius with the productions, besides his deft handling of the instrumental support, was to provide fills with strong doo-wop riffing from an R&B vocal group, The Halos, to produce two classic rock and roll tunes.show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • Commun
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134972282
  • 9786134972284