Her grandmother lived nearby and was involved in her upbringing. Her father played the ukulele and guitar and sang professionally in nightclubs with a group called Step 'n' Fetchit. Gloria grew up a tomboy ; she had five brothers and one sister. Her brothers sang gospel and formed a quartet with a friend. Gaynor was not allowed to sing with the all-male group, nor was her younger brother Arthur, as Gloria was a girl and he was too young. Arthur later acted as a tour manager for Gaynor. The family was relatively poor, but Gaynor recalls the house being filled with laughter and happiness, and the dinner table being open to neighborhood friends. They moved to a housing project in , where Gaynor attended South Side High School ; she graduated in After several years of performing in local clubs and along the East Coast, Gaynor began her recording career in at Columbia Records.
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It was written by Freddie Perren and Dino Fekaris. The song's lyrics describe the narrator's discovery of personal strength following an initially devastating breakup. It received heavy airplay in , reaching number one on the Billboard Hot and on the UK Singles Chart on consecutive weeks. The song is also frequently recalled as a symbol of female empowerment. Originally released as the B-side to a cover version of the Righteous Brothers song " Substitute ", "I Will Survive" became a worldwide hit for Gaynor when disc jockeys played that side of the record instead kick-started by legendary Studio 54 DJ Richie Kaczor.
Capitalizing on the renewed attention, Gaynor has collaborated with celeb fashion designer Perry White on a new line of "I Will Survive" face masks that, ironically, are only available for a finite couple of weeks. It doesn't hurt that Gaynor will reap some of the rewards, but why shouldn't she? Besides, how many custom Etsy masks sewn together from someone's gently worn personal wardrobe can a person buy? Latest Video Start A Business. News and Trends. The disco goddess teams up with celeb fashion designer Perry White, with a portion of proceeds going to charity. Next Article -- shares link Add to Queue. Image credit: Alex Arroyo. Kenny Herzog.
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