Grammy winner Gloria Gaynor visits Socastee High School

Grammy winner Gloria Gaynor visits Socastee High School (Image 1)

In recognition of national education week, one of the true stars of the disco era spent time on Tuesday at one Horry County school. 

Grammy winner Gloria Gaynor visited Socastee High to work with the school’s chorus students.

She shared her insights and experiences in the music industry.

“They need to learn to reach down inside and pull up the strength and the courage that has been placed in them by God to make it through any kind of situation and circumstance in their lives that they they think are insurmountable but they must know that they will survive,” said Gaynor. 

Gaynor took the music world by storm in the 1970’s when her disco hit “I Will Survive” went platinum and hit number one on the billboard charts.

It was the sixth biggest hit of 1979.

It also earned Gaynor the 1980 Grammy award for best disco recording.

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