Gloria Gaynor in Ehdeniyat 2015
GLORIA GAYNOR, her name is recognized worldwide, her voice a dynamic force, her Grammy Award winning signature song, I Will Survive an inspiration that has touched the hearts of people all over the world.
Lavish, luminous, a powerhouse performer, Gloria Gaynor exploded onto the scene with the first big disco hit, “Never Can Say Good-bye”. It was the title track to her 1973 album, the first album of non-stop programmed dance music and this would pretty much change the face of the record industry.
In 1975, she had been crowned Queen of the Discos, in front of thousands of adoring New York City fans.
In 1978 came an album called “Love Tracks” which featured Gloria’s, and the era’s biggest dance hit, and the keynote song of a whole culture, the inspirational “I WILL SURVIVE”. This song resonated among defiant hearts around the world, selling fourteen million copies practically overnight. In 1979, it climbed to thetop of Billboard’s Pop Charts and claimed the #1 position on two different occasions. Plus it turned Gloria into not only one of the biggest stars in the world – winning her the following year’s Grammy Award for Best Disco Record – but an icon. The song is still today one of the most requested songs of all time !!
Although Gaynor has rung up a string of hits including “Can’t take my eyes off You”, “First be a Woman”, “Reach Out, I’ll be there”…
In 1973, Gloria Gaynor made history as Billboard gave birth to the Disco Action Charts. From that year up until 1981 she put out an album every year, and every one of them went top 40. The dynamic singer had toured the world performing in some 75 countries and her number 1 song has survived in various forms and has been re-recorded over 200 times by various artists.
The legendary Gloria Gaynor will perform an unforgettable evening of soul-lifting music with her incredible voice and her sheer powerful presence at Ehdeniyat International festival!!
Date: July 31rst 2015
Venue: Ehdeniyat – Ehden – Lebanon
Tickets: Virgin Megastores and online.