Thursday, May 16, 2013

Gale Garnett--We'll Sing in the Sunshine (1964)

     Gale Garnett was born in Auckland, New Zealand, and moved to Canada at the age of 11 in 1953. After high school, she chose to go into acting and singing. She got a parts in television shows of the early 60's, and made her New York club debut in 1963. Shortly afterward she was signed to RCA records.
     The song "We'll Sing In The Sunshine" was her own composition and was the single lifted off her first album, "My Kind of Folk Songs". The single went to number 4 on the charts, and won a Grammy in 1965 for best Folk Recording. She spent the rest of the 60's and 70's touring and recording.
      In the years since retiring from singing in the 80's, she continued to act, most notably in 2002's, "My Big Fat Greek Wedding", and has also begun to write articles, essays, and book reviews. She has also written four novels since 1999.


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