HB Gene Pitney!

Celebrating Gene Pitney's birthday today. This is the first time I have posted this photograph of him. It's in Everybody I Shot Is Dead, but that's the only place you could see it prior to his birthday. I thought of this shot, which was shot during a recording session at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles, because I've always remembered how sweet he was to me.

See the partially eaten lunch box and the big empty space on the sofa? Well, this very sweet and lovely gentleman bought lunch for me and then invited me to sit with him. On top of that, he didn't even mind if I took a photo of him eating.

 
 

GENE PITNEY
2/17/40  -  4/5/06

Great writer and a great voice with tons of character...and a great guy...

 
 

Check out the rest of the photographs and my story of Gene Pitney and the 47 other fantastic musicians in my book, Everybody I Shot Is Dead.