The legendary disco queen, Gloria Gaynor returns to Budapest after 10 years of her previous visit.
If there is anyone, who can represent the big disco era of the 70’s, it’s Gloria Gaynor. Her name is indelibly written in the history book of music, not only because of her former world hits, but also because the audience can enjoy the diversity of genres in her songs to these days. Because of her exciting, arduous life and the incredibly wide range of charitable activities, the world acknowledges her as a really valuable person.
Her poor but populous family was characterized by music, so it’s no surprise that Gloria was interested in music from the beginning. She started her career in the 60’s with the Soul Satisfiers, a jazz/R&B music band, but her first real success came in 1975 when she was signed to Columbia Records by Clive Davis. In the next few years, Gaynor released the albums Glorious and Gloria Gaynor's Park Avenue Sound, but would only enjoy a few more moderate hits. However, in late 1978, with the release of her album Love Tracks, she climbed the pop charts again because of her song "I Will Survive". The lyrics of this song are written from the point of view of a woman, recently dumped, telling her former lover that she can cope without them and does not want anything more to do with them. The song has become something of an anthem of female emancipation. Just as importantly, Time Out New York listed it as the number 1 gay anthem of all time. The song was awarded the only Grammy Award ever for Best Disco Recording in 1980 and it’s in the Dance Music Hall of Fame as the greatest disco hits of all time.
Gloria has survived the decline of disco music, and after a short break, she returned in 1983. She appeared in stage plays, television films and movies, noted autobiographical books, and she supports many charity cases: children's hospitals, fight against breast cancer and domestic violence. Her popularity is undiminished: she gave concert in more than 80 countries over the years, and now she returns to Hungary. Visitors become the part of a hit parade on 29 December in Budapest Arena. Get ready for the timeless classic hits: Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You (I love you baby), You're The First The Last My Everything, and Killing Me Soflty… we’re already humming these anthems.
Date: December 29, 2016
Venue: Papp László Budapest Arena
Tickets: HUF 9,900 – 32,000