March on Washington: What They Listened To

Here are the tunes that flooded the airwaves and dance floors in the summer of 1963.


‘It’s My Party’

Lesley Gore (Keystone/Getty Images)

Lesley Gore’s anthem encouraged girls to express their emotions about their unfaithful boyfriends, singing, “You would cry, too/If it happened to you.”

‘Easier Said Than Done’

The Essex (GAB Archive/Redferns)

The Essex’s only female member, Anita Humes, took the lead on this hit, singing about how acting on love can be difficult. 

‘So Much in Love’