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. In 1996, Jacks produced the CD "A Good Thing Lost 1968-1973" that was a collection of The Poppy Family songs. In 1956 she was voted most popular female vocalist by Billboard magazine. and lending his name to United Kingdom organizations such as The Woodland Trust. 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 has also involved himself with the environmental movement, focusing on issues such as pollution and environmental health in Canada and the U.S. She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Terry Jacks wrote and recorded a number of other songs plus he went on to become a successful record producer for other Canadian singers, earning a Juno nomination as Producer of the Year.
Gogi Grant (born Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg, September 20, 1924) was an American popular singer. In the United States, the song went to No.1 on the charts. "The Wayward Wind" (1956). Released in 1973 on his own record label, the song became the largest-selling single in Canadian history and earned Jacks three Juno Awards. "Suddenly There's a Valley" (1955). When the group chose not to go with it on their album, Jacks decided to do it himself but first set about to rewrite the final verse and to rearrange parts of the chorus. "Strange Are the Ways of Love" (1958). Jacks' marriage also dissolved, although he and his wife remained friends and he produced her first solo album in 1973. Working on his own, Terry Jacks helped on a Beach Boys album that initially included the recording of an English language version of the 1961 Jacques Brel song, Seasons In The Sun.
The Poppy Family won for the Juno for best group and immediately followed up with "Poppy Seeds" but it never achieved anything close to that initial success and eventually The Poppy Family split up. The single won a Juno Award while Terry Jacks earned two Junos for best producer of a single and of an album. They eked out a living until 1969 when their band burst onto the national charts with their Terry Jacks produced debut album titled "Which Way You Goin' Billy? " that saw the 45rpm single go to No.1 in Canada and reach No.2 on the Billboard charts in the United States, selling upwards of three million copies. Jacks and Pesklevits soon developed a personal relationship that led to marriage.
For a time the duo performed at small clubs in Vancouver before adding another guitarist and drummer and restyling themselves as the "The Poppy Family.". Jacks composed, arranged, and produced their material while Pesklevits sang lead vocals. Growing up as part of the hippie generation a teenage Terry Jacks migrated to the west coast where, as a guitarist and singer, he joined a Vancouver, British Columbia band called "The Chessmen." The group had a few minor local hits before disbanding after which Jacks teamed up with soloist, Susan Pesklevits (born 1948). Terry Jacks (born March 29, 1944 in Winnipeg) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer and environmentalist.