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In Moscow will perform a disco legend

June 16 2006

Gloria Gaynor was born in New Jersey. According to the singer, she grew up in a very musical family, all her brothers and sisters sang beautifully, mainly soul and gospel. This is quite traditional for a typical family of African-Americans, as we know, many future stars of soul music, blues and other styles were a kid it was a "music school".

Gloria was no exception in this scenario. Musical career began at age 18, soliruya in several bands. Success came to her in 1973, when disco regulars "to cheer" accepted her new job. And the most successful album was The disc "Love Tracks" in 1979, which will bring the hit singer «I Will Survive» (I will survive). This dance track, then Perepetui huge number of performers, has become hallmark of Gloria. And it was this track was chosen as their national anthem by the representatives of sexual minorities are automatically proclaiming Gloria Gaynor her favorite.

I must say that despite the huge popularity «I Will Survive», Gloria can not be attributed to a number of artists whose success is limited to one good song. For example, her old hit "Never Can Say Good - Bye" won first place in the charts and gained popularity in the world of dance music, and later the same thing happened with other songs. So, in March 2001, her single "Just Keep Thinkin About You," climbed into first place in the hit parade club music Billboard. At the same time her hit "Last Night" won the top European charts.

Among the achievements of Gloria may be called to obtain the title "Queen of Disco" in 1975. Also, her, or rather the creators of the album "Never Can Say Goodbye" can be regarded as a kind of innovators in the dance music world, because on this album first appeared three disco songs, brought together, and sounded by turns, without any breaks. This "non-stop dance mix" lasted as much as 19 minutes, his first part was a remake of the song «Honey Bee», written by Melvin and Mervin Steals for the group "The Spinners'». Then followed a cover of «Never Can Say Goodbye» from the repertoire of the Jackson 5, and ends the track song «Reach Out (I'll Be There)», remix dance hit «Four Tops». Now this technique is not uncommon, but in those times, namely in 1975, it was a novelty to the world of dance music.

From the latest news from the singer: September 19, 2005 Gloria was added to the Hall of Fame Dance Music (Dance Music Hall of Fame) with the same song "I Will Survive". The ceremony was held in New York. In addition, she manages to find time to write his autobiography, describing her adventures in the past. Permanently extend all of the new version of the song Gloria, have not lost my drive since the 70's, got a new modern sound.

Singer tours extensively - judge for yourself, she traveled with her concerts over 80 countries worldwide. June 28 disco legend will present its program in Moscow «I Will Survive».

Natalia Filippovich


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