A Bombshell at 62, Happy Birthday Gloria!

Gloria Gaynor was born Gloria Fowles on September 7, 1949 in Newark, New Jersey. Known for her hits; “I Will Survive”, “Never Can Say Goodbye”, “Let Me Know” and “I Am What I Am”. She started singing with the Soul Satisfiers, a jazz/pop band, in the 60s. She launched her first solo single, “She’ll Be Sorry/Let Me Go Baby” in 1965.

Her first real success came in 1975 with the release of her album Never Can Say Goodbye, which established her as a disco artist. Capitalizing on the success of her first album, Gloria Gaynor quickly released her second album, Experience Gloria Gaynor, later that same year. While this album was also successful, it was not quite as popular as her previous album in the mainstream.

In 2001, she sung “I Will Survive” in the 30th Anniversary Concert for Michael Jackson.

How do you best remember Gloria?

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