Laura Branigan, a singer whose high-volume vocals in the disco song ''Gloria'' propelled her into pop stardom, died in her sleep on Thursday night at her home in East Quogue, N. She was After touring as a backup singer with Leonard Cohen, Ms. Branigan released her first album, ''Branigan,'' in It included ''Gloria,'' which became a hit, lasting on the pop charts for 36 weeks. It earned her a Grammy nomination for best female pop vocalist, the first of four nominations in her career. Her songs appeared on soundtracks for the films ''Flashdance'' and ''Ghostbusters,'' but she continued to be most known for ''Gloria,'' her brother said. After her husband, Larry Kruteck, died in , she took a career break. At the time of her death, she was midway through work on a new album, Mr. Branigan said.
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The song became a garage rock staple and a part of many rock bands' repertoires. It is particularly memorable for its "Gloria! It is easy to play, as a simple three-chord song , and thus is popular with those learning to play guitar. Morrison said he wrote "Gloria" while he performed with the Monarchs in Germany in the summer of , at just about the time he turned 18 years old. He would ad-lib lyrics as he performed, sometimes stretching the song to 15 or 20 minutes. Rowe brought in session musicians Arthur Greenslade on organ and Bobby Graham on drums, since he considered the Them members too inexperienced. There remains some dispute about whether Millings and McCauley were miked up, but Alan Henderson contends that Them constituted the first rock group to use two drummers on a recording.
The song was originally written and composed in Italian by Umberto Tozzi and Giancarlo Bigazzi , and afterwards translated to English by Jonathan King. A cover version by American singer Laura Branigan sold over two million singles in the United States alone. Umberto Tozzi first recorded "Gloria" in ;  that summer the song stayed on the Italian Top chart for sixteen weeks, six of them at number 2. The song stayed four weeks at number 1 in both Switzerland and — in a translated version — Spain. That same year saw Tozzi's "Gloria" achieve hit status in Austria at number 4, Belgium at number 3, the Netherlands at number 21, France at number 3, and Germany where the track reached number 8. Tozzi's "Gloria" is a love song ,   as is the first English rendering of the song,  recorded by its original English-language lyricist, Jonathan King , in November ;  Tozzi later recorded and performed King's translated version of "Gloria". In , the song was brought up to date with a set of new house mixes by Alex Gaudino and Jason Rooney.
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