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Laura Branigan: Death of a Singer, Life of a Song

Laura Branigan: Death of a Singer, Life of a Song

Update: 2019-12-1354
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The St. Louis Blues hockey team had the worst record in the NHL in January 2019, before deciding to adopt the 1982 hit song Gloria as their anthem. They ended up winning the Stanley Cup. But many of their fans didn't even know that the woman who sang that song had died back in 2004. Mo talks to Laura Branigan's brother, her high school best friend, songwriter Diane Warren (who wrote her first hit song for Branigan) and attends a reunion of fans to tell the poignant story of an undersung pop star whose voice lives on.

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Jennifer Couch

Awesome awesome awesome!!!!!

May 11th
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Geralyn MacVittie

This was my first Mobituary, so I wasn't sure what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised by the very poignant presentation of one of my favorite singers. Great job, Mo and team!

Jan 12th
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Felicia DeLappi

I've always loved Laura Branigan. You are such a good soul, Moe. God must be so pleased with you. 💕

Dec 26th
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Monnie Moores-💔

Amazingly Wonderful life story.To you, Laura....💜💜💜

Dec 23rd
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Laura Pichardo

laura

Dec 20th
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Jess Hutchins

I live in St. Louis and my family loves hockey. Great to hear Laura's story and I'll never get sick of Gloria!

Dec 20th
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Denise Stong

I shared this story with my sister. We were deeply touched. Thanks for a wonderful story.

Dec 18th
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Amy Stanley

this was a great story Mo. I've listened to almost all of your podcasts. This one made me cry. Well done. Laura was truly loved. And every podcast I listen to makes me love you more and more Mo. Keep up the great work!

Dec 14th
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Cynthia Nuce

Wow!!! Thanks for giving us Laura's story. I always loved her. My memory of "Gloria" is hearing throngs of Mexicans in Cozamel (before Cruise Ships) singing 'Glahdia!' and dancing their hearts out in the pier every Friday night. 1983. ❤❤

Dec 13th
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Laura Branigan: Death of a Singer, Life of a Song

Laura Branigan: Death of a Singer, Life of a Song