Gloria (Irish singer)

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Gloria (born Monaghan, May 1951) is an Irish singer.[1] She later toured under her married name of Gloria Sherry.

Gloria's first experience on stage was at the age of 10 when she danced and played accordion with her father's showband. After leaving school, Gloria found work playing piano with another band, but it was as a singer that she made her name in the 1970s. Gloria toured around Ireland singing alongside Johnny McEvoy during the early - mid 1970s before breaking out on her own.[2] She found her greatest success in the late 1970s with her version of the song "One Day at a Time" which reached No. 1 in the Irish charts. It went on to become the longest running song in the charts in its history, staying there for 90 weeks.[3] It came from her album When I Sing for Him, released in 1977. She was popular in the dancehalls at the time, singing with her backing band, The Mississippi.

Gloria retired in May 2001, when she turned 50.[4] She married Don Sherry, a musician with a showband and they had a daughter Laura .