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 has since reunited, touring in a series of 1960s nostalgia concerts with Steppenwolf. In 1956 she was voted most popular female vocalist by Billboard magazine. After recording 24 gold singles and nine platinum albums, the latter group split in 1969, after which James achieved limited solo success. 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.". A number of hits followed, including I Think We're Alone Now (1967) (later a hit for Tiffany), Crystal Blue Persuasion, Sweet Cherry Wine, Crimson and Clover (1969) and Mony Mony (1968), written by James and inspired by the sign for Mutual Of New York that hung outside his office. She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Shortly afterwards the original group split and Tommy James (b. April 29, 1947) formed a new group of the same name in 1967.

Gogi Grant (born Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg, September 20, 1924) was an American popular singer. Their first single, "Hanky Panky" (1966) (originally by The Raindrops), was a national number one hit. "The Wayward Wind" (1956). Tommy James and the Shondells was a rock and roll group, initially formed in 1964 as The Shondells. "Suddenly There's a Valley" (1955). "Strange Are the Ways of Love" (1958).

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