Gogi Grant dies at age 91
In 1956, Gogi Grant became renowned for her ballad The Wayward Wind which hit No. 1 - knocking Elvis' Heartbreak Hotel off the tops spot.
Grant's tune remained in the top spot for six weeks and sold more than a million copies, and Billboard voted her the year’s most popular female vocalist.
Grant also voiced all the songs for actress Ann Blyth in the 1957 biopic The Helen Morgan Story.
The singer said in an interview, “I wasn’t asked to listen to Helen’s old records, the studio didn’t even suggest I change my style of singing. They just said, ‘Sing like you sing, sing each song the way you feel it.’ ”
She also recorded for the film The Big Beat (1958) which featured the likes of Fats Domino, The Del-Vikings, The Diamonds, The Mills Brothers and Harry James.
Other hits performed by the singer are “Suddenly There’s a Valley,” “The One I Love Belongs to Somebody Else,” “When the Tide Is High,” “Who Are We,” “You’re In Love” and “The Sea.” She also appeared on such variety shows at The Ed Sullivan Show and The Nat King Cole Show.