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 music video for the song was included with Microsoft Windows 95. In 1956 she was voted most popular female vocalist by Billboard magazine. Buddy Holly was a hit song in 1994 for the indie rock band Weezer on their self-titled debut album. 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.". As one of the caprocks of Rock 'n' Roll Buddy influenced groups for decades. She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Although his career was cut short, his body of work is considered some of the best in rock music history and his music would influence not only many of his recording contemporaries, but also the future direction music would take.
Gogi Grant (born Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg, September 20, 1924) was an American popular singer. Buddy Holly is considered one of the founding fathers of rock 'n roll and one of its most influential. "The Wayward Wind" (1956). This musical is still alive in various countries. "Suddenly There's a Valley" (1955). The dramatic arc of Holly's life story inspired a Hollywood biography The Buddy Holly Story, for which actor Gary Busey received a nomination for Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Holly, as well as a successful Broadway musical documenting his career. "Strange Are the Ways of Love" (1958). That memorial was unveiled on July 17, 2003.
He also created a similar stainless steel monument to the three musicians near the Riverside Ballroom in Green Bay, Wisconsin. It is located on private farmland, about one quarter mile west of the intersection of 315th Street and Gull Avenue, approximately eight miles north of Clear Lake. In 1988, Ken Paquette, a Wisconsin fan of the '50s era, erected a stainless steel monument depicting a steel guitar and a set of three records bearing the names of each of the three performers. Funeral services were held at the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Lubbock, Texas, and Buddy Holly was interred in the City of Lubbock Cemetery.
(She would miscarry soon after.) This event inspired singer Don McLean's popular 1971 ballad American Pie, and immortalized February 3rd as The Day The Music Died. The crash killed Holly, Valens, Richardson, and pilot Roger Peterson, leaving Holly's pregnant bride, Maria Elena Holly, a widow. The four-passenger Beechcraft Bonanza took off into a blinding snow storm and crashed into Albert Juhl's corn field several miles after takeoff at 1.05 a.m. Following the February 2nd performance at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, the performers and their road crew drew straws to decide who would fly in the airplane, and who would ride in the unheated tour bus. The unlucky winners were Holly, Valens and Richardson.
One audience member at the tour stop in Duluth, Minnesota was a young Bobby Zimmerman who would later be known as Bob Dylan. Richardson, "The Big Bopper". In 1959, Holly split with the Crickets and began a solo tour with other notable performers including Ritchie Valens and J.P. He married Maria Elena Santiago on August 15, 1958.
Holly's personal style, more controlled and cerebral than Elvis's and more youthful and innovative than the country and western stars of his day, would have an influence on youth culture on both sides of the Atlantic for decades to come, reflected particularly in the New Wave movement in artists such as Elvis Costello and Marshall Crenshaw, and earlier in folk rock bands like The Byrds and The Turtles. In the audience were teenagers named John Lennon and Paul McCartney, who later cited Holly as a primary influence (the band's name, The Beatles, was later chosen partly in homage to Holly's Crickets). After the release of several highly successful songs, in March of 1958, he and the Crickets toured the United Kingdom. Holly also managed to bridge some of the racial divide that punctuated rock, notably winning over an all-black audience when accidentally booked for New York's Apollo Theater (though, unlike the fictional portrayal in his movie biography, it took several performances for audiences to be convinced of his talents).
While Holly could pump out boy-loves-girl songs with the best of his contemporaries, other songs featured more sophisticated lyrics and more complex harmonies and melodies than had been previously shown in the genre. Holly was an influential lead and rhythm guitarist, notably on songs such as "Peggy Sue" and "Not Fade Away". Holly's music was sophisticated for its day, including the use of instruments considered novel for rock and roll. This put Buddy in the unusual position of having two record contracts at the same time!.
Coral Records, a subsidiary of Decca, signed Buddy Holly and The Crickets. Norman had music industry contacts, and believing that That'll Be the Day would be a hit single, he contacted publishers and labels. Among the songs they recorded was That'll Be the Day, which takes its title from a phrase which John Wayne's character says repeatedly in the movie, The Searchers. Back in Lubbock, Holly formed his own band, "The Crickets", and began making records at Norman Petty's studios in Clovis, New Mexico.
However, early success as a solo artist eluded him. He was signed by a scout from Decca Records to a solo recording contract. Holly's big break came when they opened for Bill Haley and his Comets at a local rock show. As a teenager he was already singing professionally as part of a country duo.
The Hollys were a musical family and as a young boy Holly learned to play the violin, piano and guitar. Holly was born in Lubbock, Texas. Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936–February 3, 1959), better known as Buddy Holly, was an American singer, songwriter, and a pioneer of Rock and Roll. International Buddy Holly website (http://buddyhollygermany.homepage.t-online.de/).
Comprehensive digital discography (http://www.famousfolk.com/holly/). Official Web Site (http://www.buddyholly.com/). "Brown Eyed Handsome Man" – 1963. "Bo Diddley" – 1963.
"Reminiscing" – 1962. "True Love Ways" – 1960. "Crying, Waiting, Hoping" – 1959. "Peggy Sue Got Married" – 1959.
"Raining In My Heart" – 1959. "It Doesn't Matter Anymore" – 1959. "Well All Right" – 1958. "Heartbeat" – 1958.
"Rave On" – 1958. "Maybe Baby" – 1958. "Not Fade Away" – 1957. "Oh Boy!" – 1957.
"Everyday" – 1957. "Peggy Sue" – 1957. "That'll Be The Day" – 1957.