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. Harley now presents a show on BBC Radio 2 called The Sounds of the Seventies. In 1956 she was voted most popular female vocalist by Billboard magazine. After a brief appearance in the 1980s with a song from Andrew Lloyd-Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, Steve began touring again with his old Cockney rebel songs in the late 80s and 90s. 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.". He made a minor comeback in 1979 as a solo artist in the UK singles chart with the Tamla Motown-inspired Freedom's Prisoner which bubbled under the Top 50. She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. From then on, Steve Harley struggled to match that success, and the band faded away.
Gogi Grant (born Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg, September 20, 1924) was an American popular singer. This included the track Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me) which would go on to be a number one single and the band's biggest hit. "The Wayward Wind" (1956). In 1974, a further album, The Best Years of Our Lives was made, produced by Beatles producer Alan Parsons. "Suddenly There's a Valley" (1955). From then on, the band was a band in name only, being more or less a Steve Harley solo project. "Strange Are the Ways of Love" (1958). An appearance on Top of the Pops by the group in fact largely consisted of session musicians drafted in for the show.
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