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Finding Aid for the Gogi Grant Collection of Musical Arrangements (Collection PASC.231-M)
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  • Biography/History
  • Scope and Content
  • Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
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  • Title: Gogi Grant Collection of Musical Arrangements
    Collection number: PASC.231-M
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 19 boxes (9.5 linear ft.)
    Date: undated
    Abstract: Scores and parts for 36 musical arrangements of popular songs sung by Gogi Grant.
    Creator: Grant, Gogi

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Gogi Grant Collection of Musical Arrangements (Collection number PASC 231-M). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Gogi Grant, January and October 2003.

    Biography/History

    b. Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg, 20 September 1924, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Pop vocalist Grant was apparently named after a New York restaurant called Gogi's La Rue, which was frequented by Dave Kapp, head of A&R at RCA Records. She had previously recorded, without success, as Audrey Brown and Audrey Grant, but as Gogi Grant she hit the US Top 10 in 1955 with the ballad "Suddenly There's A Valley". Her biggest hit came a year later with a sad ballad about lost love, "The Wayward Wind", which shot to number 1 in the USA and reached the Top 10 in the UK. After signing to RCA Victor she was heavily marketed as an easy-listening singer. She provided all the vocals for actress Ann Blyth's portrayal of 1920s torch singer Helen Morgan in the 1957 biopic The Helen Morgan Story.

    Scope and Content

    36 musical arrangements (scores and parts) of popular songs sung by Gogi Grant.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Grant, Gogi.