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, but no 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, because Gloria was a girl and he was too young. Arthur later acted as a tour manager for Gaynor.
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It's THE disco song to beat all disco songs, and the ultimate karaoke tune. Fekaris also wrote other songs for Gloria Gaynor, but this was his only huge success as a writer. He passed away at the age of 61 in It has since taken on other meanings for people who have overcome any difficult situation, but Dino Fekaris revealed it was about getting fired by Motown Records, where he was a staff writer.
The Story of... 'I Will Survive' by Gloria Gaynor
There was always music in my childhood home, but only my brothers sang in public. Then one day, aged 13, I was singing to myself in the hallway of our building. I thought it was the radio. We never had much money so there was nothing to fight over.
Gloria Gaynor. See all past concerts It is the ultimate karaoke hit. The song for every woman who has ever had a man do her wrong. You'd be lying if you said that there's never been a time you wanted to burst into song and yell at the top of your voice, "Go on now go, walk out the door.