Gogi GrantGogi Grant on the cover of her 2002 collection Her Very Best
Gogi Grant (born Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg, September 20, 1924) was an American popular singer.
She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Before adopting the name "Gogi Grant" she had used the names "Audrey Brown" and "Audrey Grant." She was given the name "Gogi" by Dave Kapp, the head of Artists and Repertory at RCA Records, who liked to patronize a restaurant called "Gogi's LaRue."
In 1956 she was voted most popular female vocalist by Billboard magazine.
In 1957 she supplied the vocals for Ann Blyth in the movie portrayal of Helen Morgan's life.
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In 1957 she supplied the vocals for Ann Blyth in the movie portrayal of Helen Morgan's life. The band regularly updates a road journal on their website (http://www.guster.com/), and can often be found after shows for autographs. In 1956 she was voted most popular female vocalist by Billboard magazine. The band is also known for their connection with their fans. Before adopting the name "Gogi Grant" she had used the names "Audrey Brown" and "Audrey Grant." She was given the name "Gogi" by Dave Kapp, the head of Artists and Repertory at RCA Records, who liked to patronize a restaurant called "Gogi's LaRue.". Guster's sound is also defined by their vocal harmonies, with both Ryan and Adam singing lead vocals on different songs; in "What You Wish For," all three sing different lyrics simultaneously. She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ryan playing bass, Brian playing drum kit).
Gogi Grant (born Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg, September 20, 1924) was an American popular singer. The complexity of the new album required the addition of Joe Pisapia (guitar, keyboards, backup vocals), as well as allowed the original members to diversify their instrument choice (e.g. "The Wayward Wind" (1956). violin, bass, drum kit), their live shows generally kept this line up until the Keep It Together tour. "Suddenly There's a Valley" (1955). While Guster's studio albums include more instruments (e.g. "Strange Are the Ways of Love" (1958). Brian Rosenworcel, the band's primary percussionist, adds to Guster's unique sound with a combination of bongos, cymbals, and other drums, playing many live shows using only his bare hands.
The characteristic usually first brought up about the band is their choice of instruments: two members playing acoustic guitars, and one member playing drums and various percussion. A live album, Guster on Ice, compiled from two shows at Portland, Maine in December, 2003, was released in 2004. The band released their fourth album, Keep It Together in 2003, with the first single, "Amsterdam", getting significant play on the radio. The band also released their first video, a song from L&GF entitled "Fa Fa".
With the backing of a major label, the band appeared on late night shows like David Letterman. A year later, the band released the album Lost and Gone Forever, produced by Steve Lillywhite. In 1998 the band signed to Sire Records and re-released Goldfly. Shortly after the release of Parachute another artist called Gus signed a deal with a major record company, forcing the band to rename themselves "Guster." In 1996, the band independently recorded their second album, Goldfly, releasing it early the next year.
The band independently recorded their first album in 1994, entitled Parachute, while still in college. A year later, after writing a few songs in their dorm rooms, the band named themselves "Gus" and booked their first gig. The band members met during freshman orientation at Tufts University in 1991. Guster is an acoustic rock band, originally formed in Boston, Massachusetts by members Ryan Miller (guitar/vocals), Adam Gardner (guitar/vocals), and Brian Rosenworcel (drums/percussion).
1994 - Parachute. 1997 - Goldfly. 1999 - Lost and Gone Forever. 2003 - Keep It Together.
2004 - Guster on Ice.