Music icons Lesley Gore, Shirley Alston Reeves and “Little” Peggy March, Legendary Ladies of Rock & Roll, will perform their chart-topping songs on The Orleans Showroom stage July 24 and 25, each evening at 8 p.m.
Lesley Gore is most recognized for “It’s My Party,” a song that catapulted her to stardom in 1963 at the age of 16. With more than two-dozen hit songs to her credit, Gore’s legendary voice and music helped create the soundtrack of the 60s. Other popular Gore songs include, “Judy’s Turn to Cry,” “She’s A Fool,” “That’s the Way Boys Are” and “You Don’t Own Me,” just to name a few. She is also an Oscar-nominated songwriter for her co-writing of “Out Here On My Own” from the 1980 film version of Fame. Beyond years as a recording artist, Gore has appeared on the popular television programs The Donna Reed Show, Murphy Brown and Batman. Having also appeared in several musical theater productions, Gore starred on Broadway in Smokey Joe’s Café in 1999 to rave reviews.
Shirley Alston Reeves burst on to the music scene in 1958 as the original lead singer of The Shirelles. Their establishing hit song, “I Met Him on Sunday,” launched a string of hit recordings including “Dedicated to the One I Love,” “Tonight’s the Night,” and what might be considered their biggest hit “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King. This popular song was the first of two No. 1 singles, the second being the 1962 hit “Soldier Boy.”
“Little” Peggy March launched her career at the age of 14 when her song “I Will Follow Him” hit the airwaves in 1964 making her the youngest female artist with a No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. Though established singer in the United States with several hits to her name, March was gaining significant recognition in the European and Asian markets and she moved to Germany in 1969 where she was a commercial success. March moved back to the U.S. in the 80s, but in 1984, a song she co-wrote for Jermaine Jackson and Pia Zadora, “When the Rain Begins to Fall,” was a No. 1 hit in Germany, France, The Netherlands and Switzerland. Songs she made popular appeared in the films Hairspray and Sister Act. Earlier this year, March began recording her first album of new original songs in more than 30 years.
Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are available starting from $29.95, plus tax and convenience fees, and can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 702.365.7075 or visiting www.orleanscasino.com. Save on convenience fees by purchasing the tickets in person at Coast Casinos.