Gogi Grant

Gogi 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.

Hit records

  • "Strange Are the Ways of Love" (1958)
  • "Suddenly There's a Valley" (1955)
  • "The Wayward Wind" (1956)

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In 1957 she supplied the vocals for Ann Blyth in the movie portrayal of Helen Morgan's life. The group were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992, and was also inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2003. In 1956 she was voted most popular female vocalist by Billboard magazine. They plan on releasing a new album this year. 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.". Most recently, their last two albums, Eternal (2001 (featuring the top 20 single, "Contagious"), and Body Kiss (2003), became chart-topping platinum-certified albums. She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Biggs" character, their 1996 album, Mission to Please hit gold status.

Gogi Grant (born Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg, September 20, 1924) was an American popular singer. In 1996, after the introduction to Ronald's "Mr. "The Wayward Wind" (1956). Their success returned in the 1990s with Ernie and Marvin reuniting with their older brother Ronald, the band began to become known as The Isley Brothers featuring Ronald Isley. "Suddenly There's a Valley" (1955). In 1983, after the success of their Between the Sheets album featuring the hit of the same name (a top 5 R&B record that year), the 3 + 3 lineup broke up with the original Isleys' lineup returning in 1985 while the younger brothers formed the short-lived Isley-Jasper-Isley band. O'Kelly suddenly died in 1986 and after Rudolph retired to become a minister, Ronald decided to carry the torch of the Isley Brothers and their good name. "Strange Are the Ways of Love" (1958). The success of the Brothers Isley continued as the 1970s continued as they released hits like "Fight the Power", "Live it Up", "For the Love of You", "Footsteps in the Dark" and "The Pride".

1 & 2". They released the classic 3 + 3 album that year and released the hugely successful "That Lady, Pt. In 1973, the Isley Brothers transformed themselves into a band, now including younger brothers Ernie, Marvin and Chris Jasper. After adding a few more family members and friends to the group, the Isley Brothers began moving towards rock and roll, covering "Lay Lady Lay" (Bob Dylan), "Spill the Wine" (Eric Burdon & War) and "Love the One You're With" (Stephen Stills).

After a spell living in the UK, the Isley Brothers returned to the US and released "It's Your Thing", a popular record nationwide. After joining with Motown, the Isley Brothers recording "This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)", a hit in the UK in 1967. James eventually began his own career under the name Jimi Hendrix. In 1964, a then-unknown guitarist named Jimmy James began playing in their backing band, making his recording debut on "Testify".

1962 saw the Isley Brothers release "Twist and Shout", a moderate hit of The Topnotes song later covered by The Beatles. The result was not financially successful at the time, but has become a beloved an oft-covered song by legions of other artists. After signing with RCA Records (a scout was in the audience), they were told to construct the first single out of the line. They randomly interjected the line "You know you make me want to shout" to tremendous audience acclaim.

Perhaps their most well-remembered song is "Shout", which came out of a performance of "Lonely Teardrops" in Washington DC in 1959. Brothers Ronald, O'Kelly, Rudolph and Vernon began recording in 1957, with a series of doo wop singles that failed to attract attention. The Isley Brothers are an American pop, R&B, funk and soul group who began their musical career in Cincinnati in the early 1950s.

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