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Organizers Of Museum For Singer Are Thinking State Music Hall Of Fame

By DAVID OWENS, Courant Staff Writer

 VERNON aka Rockville — The day “Gene Pitney” died last spring, people in Rockville began talking about the need to honor the music great.

Slowly, they gathered a committee, then approached Pitney’s widow for her blessing. This week, they announced plans to erect a memorial to the Rockville native in Vernon’s historic town hall. They’d also like to build a band shell in Henry Park, where Pitney played as a boy, and name it in the singer’s honor.

But organizers of that effort are hoping for much more, especially as some in the legislature talk about creating a Connecticut music hall of fame. With Pitney as one of Connecticut’s brightest musical stars, placing such a hall of fame in Rockville makes sense, said Cliff Edwards, a former music retailer and Pitney fan who is chairman of the Gene Pitney Commemorative Committee.
 

You can see the entire article at the link . The Hartford Courant has written a great article on the Rockville Rocket, the son of Rockville. You can also catch the lastest at www.GenePitney.org as the movement moves foward.

Carl Slicer, Sr Editor, www.BandSpace.FM .  

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Gene Pitney

           Well it has been a year since we lost the Rockville Rocket.  Gene Pitney was IS the son of Rockville Conn and Gene made it to the big times as a recording artist.  Just type in the word “Gene Pitney”, with quotes, at www.Google.com & over 417,000 personalized results are returned. Or  check www.GenePitney.com or www.GenePitney.org . Not only popular in the USA but just as popular in the UK & Europe. But boy oh boy what a down to earth person.

One very popular song & motion picture “Town without Pity”. The motion picture Starred Kirk Douglas won a Golden Globe award & was Oscar nominated.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055539/awards    

IF you haven’t heard, the “Gene Pitney” Commerative Commission is gathering steam & moving forward with great things coming.

Recent article: Rockville Reminder

Carl Slicer, Sr Editor, www.BandSpace.Fm  

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