GRAMMY AWARD WINNING SINGER GLORIA GAYNOR CELEBRATES THE 35TH ANNIVERSARY OF HER GRAMMY-WINNING HIT
"I WILL SURVIVE" ...with a new book and a new CD-
WE WILL SURVIVE: True Stories of Encouragement, Inspiration and the Power of Song
40 Stories and Life Lessons Inspired by One of Pop Culture's Most Famous Songs
For millions of music lovers around the world Gloria Gaynor's name is synonymous with pop music. An undisputed disco sensation, she was enjoying tremendous success in the 1970's, performing to sold-out audiences across the country and riding the top of the Billboard chart with her hit single, "I Never Can Say Goodbye". While performing a concert in New York City, Gaynor fell from the stage. She got back up and continued the performance, but the next morning she woke up unable to move. The singer required back surgery and a lengthy, painful recovery, and she nearly lost her recording contract. At the request of the label she went back into the studio (in a back brace) to record a cover version of a Righteous Brothers song called "Substitute". The hastily selected B-side chosen for the single...a little tune you may have heard of called "I Will Survive".
"I still love singing it in concert.... "I sing the song to myself every time I face a problem. It always works," Gloria says in WE WILL SURVIVE. It's both heart-wrenching and uplifting - a book that illustrates the unifying and healing powers of music. Publisher Weekly review states: "Wide-ranging in context, these melancholic snippets of real life survival highlight the indomitable nature of the human spirit as well as the powerful ways art and music can affect our lives."
For more information: www.amazon.com/We-Will-Survive-Encouragement-Inspiration/dp/1477849130