Laura Branigan

Laura Branigan

Real Name:
Laura Ann Branigan
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American recording artist, and singer.

Born: 3 July 1952 in Mount Kisco, Westchester County, New York
Died: 26 August 2004 in Long Island, New York, USA (aged 52).

Laura Branigan studied at Byram Hills High School in Armonk. She graduated June 1970.
Laura Branigan studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Manhattan between 1970-1972.

Branigan's recording career began in 1972 with a group called Meadows. Ahmet Ertegun and Doug Morris signed her to Atlantic Records in 1979. Branigan toured with Leonard Cohen as backing singer for his first European tour.

Her first commercial release, All Night With Me charted at no. 62. Her next release, a remake of Umberto Tozzi's Gloria charted at no. 2 in the USA. Branigan's music was influenced by Donna Summer, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, and Stevie Nicks. Her big hits included Gloria, Solitaire, Self Control, and Power Of Love.

After the release of her seventh album Over My Heart for Atlantic in 1993, Branigan semi-retired from the music industry to care for her husband, suffering from cancer.

In 2002 Branigan appeared on stage as Janis Joplin in "Love, Janis." She died suddenly in her sleep from a brain aneurysm.

Alongside her recording career, Branigan landed acting parts in films (Mugsy's Girl in 1985, Backstage in 1988) and in TV shows including Chips and Monsters (1991).
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Laura Branigan Discography Tracks

Albums

Laura Branigan Branigan (Album) Atlantic Argentina 1982 Sell This Version
Laura Branigan Branigan 2 (Album) Atlantic, Atlantic Portugal 1983 Sell This Version
Laura Branigan Self Control (Album) Atlantic, Atlantic Brazil 1984 Sell This Version
Laura Branigan Hold Me (Album) Atlantic, Atlantic Italy 1985 Sell This Version
Laura Branigan Touch (Album) Atlantic, Atlantic Greece 1987 Sell This Version
Laura Branigan Laura Branigan (Album) Atlantic, Atlantic Europe 1990 Sell This Version
Laura Branigan Over My Heart (Album) Atlantic, Atlantic South Africa 1993 Sell This Version
98128 Laura Branigan Live(Cass, Album) Aquarius (3) 98128 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Not On Label Laura Branigan Memories(7", S/Sided, Single, Promo) Not On Label Not On Label US 1978 Sell This Version
Laura Branigan Fool's Affair (Single) Atlantic US 1980 Sell This Version
Laura Branigan Looking Out For Number One (Single) Atlantic US 1981 Sell This Version
3846 Laura Branigan Tell Him(7", Single, Promo) Atlantic 3846 US 1981 Sell This Version
Laura Branigan Gloria (Single, Maxi) Atlantic UK 1982 Sell This Version
Laura Branigan All Night With Me (Single) Atlantic US 1982 Sell This Version
Promo 170 O.S.T. Blade Runner / Laura Branigan O.S.T. Blade Runner / Laura Branigan - End Title / Gloria(7", Jukebox) Full Moon, Atlantic Promo 170 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
Laura Branigan How Am I Supposed To Live Without You (Single) Atlantic UK 1983 Sell This Version
Laura Branigan Deep In The Dark (Single) Atlantic UK 1983 Sell This Version
Laura Branigan Solitaire / Gloria (Maxi, Single) Atlantic, Atlantic Canada 1983 Sell This Version
Laura Branigan Solitaire (Single) Atlantic US 1983 Sell This Version
Laura Branigan Solitaire / I'm Not The Only One (Single, EP) Atlantic Sweden 1983 Sell This Version
Laura Branigan Ti Amo (Single) Atlantic, Atlantic Spain 1984 Sell This Version
Laura Branigan The Lucky One (Single, Maxi) Atlantic, Atlantic Spain 1984 Sell This Version
Laura Branigan Satisfaction (Maxi, Single) Atlantic Mexico 1984 Sell This Version
Laura Branigan Self Control (Single, EP, Maxi) Atlantic Peru 1984 Sell This Version
Laura Branigan Self Control / The Lucky One (Single) Atlantic US 1984 Sell This Version