One of Her Ballads Knocked Elvis’ ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ Out of the No. 1 Slot Back in the 1950s. Gogi Grant Dies at 91. Listen to that Ballad Now

Mar 14, 2016  •  Post A Comment

“Gogi Grant, renowned for her recording of the ballad ‘The Wayward Wind,’ a No. 1 hit in 1956, died Thursday, her family announced,” The Hollywood Reporter wrote on Sunday. Grant was 91.

The article said “Her version of ‘The Wayward Wind,’ written by Stanley Lebowski and Herb Newman, ended Elvis Presley’s eight-week run with ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ at No. 1 on the Billboard charts. Grant’s tune remained in the top spot for six weeks and sold more than a million copies, and Billboard voted her the year’s most popular female vocalist.”

The story also noted, “Grant took a two-decade hiatus from show business to raise a family but returned to singing in 1987 and performed into her late 80s.”

Here’s Grant’s version of “The Wayward Wind” that we found on YouTube:

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