“You Don’t Own Me”

March 1, 2017 | Posted by Peter Jakobsen | Modern Music, MUSIC | 0 Comments |

Songs in Our Heart # 74

You Don’t Own Me (Ormsby Bros. version) (written by John Madara and David White; released 1973) [We think Leslie Gore’s original version (of a decade earlier) is good but a little too strident for our taste.  The cheerful, tousled-haired, antipodean answer to the Osmonds, The Ormsby Brothers, deliver a smoother, richer sound.  Whilst Australia suffered through the Young Talent Time syndrome – kids singing adult songs, some creepily inappropriate, this one is pretty harmless and tuneful – male singers striking a blow for Mens’ (Boys’) Lib!]

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