Friday, March 11, 2016

Gogi Grant, R. I. P.

Gogi Grant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Gogi Grant (September 20, 1924 – March 10, 2016) was an American popular singer. She is best known for her No. 1 hit in 1956, "The Wayward Wind".

8 comments:

Daniel Stumpf said...

They call them "1-hit wonders" dismissively, but if I'd done "Wayward Wind" I'd look back and be proud of it.

Bill Crider said...

One of my all-time favorites. But let's not forget "Suddenly There's a Valley."

Jerry House said...

One of my favorite songs.

Bud said...

Great minds think alike! I was just 10 when WW came out, but I liked it even then.

Patrick Murtha said...

I've been sampling her work on YouTube tonight. Excellent singer!

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I always liked "The Wayward Wind" a lot. It was on an album my parents played incessantly and I have it on a 4 CD collection of songs from 1956-59.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I notice she was the same age as my father, within a couple of weeks,

Ed Gorman said...

I liked her, too. I dimly recall she quit her record company when they insisted she cut an album of Beatles tunes. Those were the days when even Lawrence (I always called him "Larry") Welk wore bell bottoms and wide flowery neckties.