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Philadelphia (Pa.)

Grant, Gogi

  • LC90013760
  • Person
  • 1924-09-20 - 2016-03-10

Gogi Grant (September 20, 1924 – March 10, 2016) was born Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Grant sang as a child, but did not consider a career as a singer until she won an amateur singing contest at the age of 28. Her 1956 recording of “The Wayward Wind” rose to number one on the charts and remained there for a then-record of eight weeks. Billboard magazine voted her the most popular female vocalist during this period.

Martino, Al

  • Person
  • 1927-2009

Al Martino was born Jasper Cini in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a singer know for ballads such as “Here in my heart” and “Spanish Eyes.” He achieved further acclaim for his role as Johnny Fontane in Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Godfather.”