Best known publicly for singing with the 50s groups "Dicky Doo And The Don'ts" and "The Fireflies", Gerry Granahan worked under several different pseudonyms including Gerry Grant. His highly successful career spans nearly 6 decades as both a highly successful singer/songwriter/recording artist and one of the most influential producers of pop-rock on the East Coast.
With a voice like Elvis Presley Gerry got a job at Hill & Range (the publishers Presley contracted to handle his repertory) singing demos of songs being submitted to the publishers, including "Teddy Bear" and "Jailhouse Rock." After all, "The King" could not spend time testing songs for publishers !
Granahan went on to co-write, perform and produce "Click Clack", a rock 'n' roll novelty song.
Never idle, he produced artists Shirley Ellis, Linda Scott, the Dave Clark Five, Jay And The Americans, Patty Duke and Farrante & Teicher.
Starting his own label "Caprice records" he recorded Linda Scott, the Angels, James Ray and Santo & Johnny (who later signed to the related Canadian-American label).
Granahan also served as a vice president at Dot Records, and then at Paramount Records.
By the early 90s he was running his own GPG Studios based in Warwick, Rhode Island and by the middle 90's had resumed performing on occasions.
Gerrianne is a performer in her own right carrying
on in the family tradition. See
more about Gerrianne here
Today Gerry Granahan, the Master Craftsman of Music is managing a new group called the "LadeeZ" and has other powerful talent developing behind the scenes until ready to introduce to a waiting world.
Hit songs Granahan wrote,
produced or made
Someday, Maybe Tonight - Jerry Grant Atco 45-6100 1957/Oct. 14
High School Dance Jerry Grant Eldorado 503 1956/Dec.
Talkin' About Love Jerry Grant Atco 45-6100 1957/Oct. 14
No Chemise Please - Jerry Grant Sunbeam Records charted at number 23 in 1958
The Drums of Richard A. Doo - a variation on "When the Saints go Marching In"
Nee Nee Na Na Na Na Nu Nu (Doo)
Click Clack - Swan Records (Doo)
Leave Me Alone (Doo)
Teardrops Will Fall (Doo)
The Crawl (Fireflys)
You Were Mine - Ribbon Records (Fireflys) - hit
Let The Rumors Fly (Granahan)
Where's The Girl (Granahan)
a version of "Unchained Melody" (Granahan)
a version of "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" (Granahan)
a version of "You'll Never Walk Alone" (Granahan)
"My Boyfriend's Back" - recorded by "The Angels" under Granahan
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