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Phil Spector ‘It’s My Party’ Remains Unreleased

In March of 1963, Phil Spector visited the offices of Aaron Schroeder, who owned Musicor Records. There he found a demo of a song called “It’s My Party” and began to build a Wall of Sound production for it. As it turns out, a demo was also in the hands of Quincy Jones, who recorded and rush-released a version with a 16-year-old girl from New York City named Lesley Gore. This became the big hit. Helen Shapiro had also had a version out, but the Phil Spector recording from ’63 remains unreleased.