Gene Pitney is one of the most famous, and endearing songwriters and singers on popular American music. Pitney is famous for songs like, "Town Without Pity", "I'm Gonna Be Strong" and "Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa". His style of mature pop songwriting was a cross generational hit. He has written many successful songs, including some that have made it into the top 40. He has worked with many of the top names in the music industry, including George Jones, famed country singer, and Al Kooper, famed session player.