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Encyclopedia > Mary MacGregor
Mary MacGregor
Background information
Born 6 May 1948
Genre(s) Pop
Years active 1976 - 1981
Label(s) Ariola America, RSO Records

Mary MacGregor (born 6 May 1948, St. Paul, Minnesota) is an American singer, best known for singing the 1976 song, "Torn Between Two Lovers" which topped the Billboard charts for two weeks. is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Ariola Records (also known as Ariola and Ariola-Eurodisc) is a German record label, as of the late 80s a daughter label of BMG which in return has become a part of international media conglomerate Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ... RSO Records was a record label, formed in partnership with Polydor Records by rock and roll and musical theatre impresario Robert Stigwood in the late 1960s, after the death of his business partner and mentor Brian Epstein. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... Nickname: Location in Ramsey County and the state of Minnesota. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... A singer is a musician who uses their voice to produce music. ... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A song is a relatively short musical composition. ... Torn Between Two Lovers is a 1976 song, performed by St. ...

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Career

Born in St. Paul, MacGregor began studying piano at age six, and was singing with bands by the time she was a teenager. After attending the University of Minnesota, MacGregor began to tour the country with various acts and caught the attention of Peter Yarrow from Peter, Paul & Mary. She soon joined Yarrow, singing backup on a solo tour, and made an appearance on his Love Songs album[citation needed]. A short grand piano, with the top up. ... In music, a band is a company of musicians, or musical ensemble, usually popular or folk, playing parts of or improvising a musical arrangement on different musical instruments. ... Washington Avenue Bridge at night The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, almost always abbreviated U of M, and sometimes referred to as The U by locals, is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system. ... Peter Yarrow (born May 31, 1938) is an American singer best known as Peter from Peter, Paul and Mary. ... Peter, Paul and Mary (often PP&M) was one of the most successful folk-singing groups of the 1960s. ... A backing vocalist or backing singer (or, especially in the U.S., backup singer or sometimes background singer) is a singer who sings in harmony with the lead vocalist, other backing vocalists, or alone but not singing the lead. ... In music, a solo is a piece or a section of a piece played or sung by a single performer (solo is an Italian word literally meaning alone). ...


Signed to the Ariola America, MacGregor released her debut single, "Torn Between Two Lovers", in late 1976. The new year saw the single top both the pop charts and adult contemporary charts, selling over a million copies[citation needed]. Two further singles from the album of the same name, also written and produced by Yarrow, charted but were overwhelmed by the success of the title track. Ariola Records (also known as Ariola and Ariola-Eurodisc) is a German record label, as of the late 80s a daughter label of BMG which in return has become a part of international media conglomerate Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Torn Between Two Lovers is a 1976 song, performed by St. ... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ...


MacGregor admitted in "The Billboard Book of Number One Hits" by Fred Bronson that she hated her own chart-topper, chiefly because she had little sympathy for the narrator of "Torn Between Two Lovers," a woman who confesses to her husband that she is having an affair, but pleads with her husband to stay with her and accept the situation.[citation needed] MacGregor also said that the song indirectly led to the breakup of her own marriage[citation needed], because her career kept her away from home so often that her relationship with her husband strained, and they decided to separate[citation needed]. MacGregor did acknowledge that the song was successful because it appealed to listeners who had found themselves in the situation described in the lyrics[citation needed]. Fred Bronson is an American journalist, author and writer. ...


She released several more albums, and had three more minor chart singles (including the song "Good Friend" from the 1979 Bill Murray film Meatballs). Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... William James Bill Murray (b. ... DVD cover Meatballs is a 1979 movie comedy, about a summer-camp. ...


In 1980, MacGregor won best song & best performance at the 'World Popular Song Festival' in Tokyo, Japan with "What's The Use," which she had co-written. Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... The Yamaha Music Festival, officially known as World Popular Song Festival and unofficially as the Oriental Eurovision, was the worlds biggest song contest. ... Tokyo (東京; Tōkyō, lit. ... WHATS THE USE is the title of a song by Mary MacGregor. ...


For the 1981 Japanese Anime movie, "Galaxy Express 999," MacGregor wrote two songs. They were Sayonara" and "Love Light". Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... The main cast of the anime Cowboy Bebop (1998) (L to R: Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Ed Tivrusky, Faye Valentine, and Ein the dog) For the oleo-resin, see Animé (oleo-resin). ... Serialized in Big Comic Animerica Original run January 24, 1977 – No. ... SAYONARA is the title of a song by Mary MacGregor. ...


Just when it seemed that MacGregor had retired from the music industry, in 1999, she teamed up with fellow musician friends, Joe Ghiglia and John Holt to form The Mary MacGregor Band. The result was a CD called Perfect Yellow House. The music industry is the industry that creates, performs, promotes, and preserves music. ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ...


She is also mentioned in the liner notes of 1976' The Steamboat Album as doing vocals for one of the tracks, "Rabbit Ears". The album was recorded by Yampa River Records in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Steamboat Springs is a mix of older architecture and newer resort developments, especially near the ski resort on the eastern edge of town. ...


Discography

Albums

  • 1976 Torn Between Two Lovers
  • 1978 ...In Your Eyes
  • 1979 Mary MacGregor's Greatest Hits
  • 1980 Mary MacGregor

Mary MacGregors 1st album. ... ...In Your Eyes is Mary MacGregors second album. ... Side One: 01 TORN BETWEEN TWO LOVERS 02 THE WEDDING SONG (THERE IS LOVE) 03 MEMORIES 04 THIS GIRL (HAS TURNED INTO A WOMAN) 05 DONT LET ME BE LONELY TONIGHT 06 IN YOUR EYES Side Two: 01 IVE NEVER BEEN TO ME 02 FOR A WHILE 03... Mary MacGregors 4th and final album. ...

US Singles

Single cover Single information
Torn Between Two Lovers (mono)

Torn Between Two Lovers (stereo)

  • Released: 1976
  • Label: Ariola America 7638

PROMO COPY Ariola Records (also known as Ariola and Ariola-Eurodisc) is a German record label, as of the late 80s a daughter label of BMG which in return has become a part of international media conglomerate Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ...

Torn Between Two Lovers

I Just Want To Love You

  • Released: 1976
  • Label: Ariola America 7638
  • Chart Peak: Pop #1/ AC #1/Country #3
  • Album: TORN BETWEEN TWO LOVERS
This Girl (Has Turned Into A Woman) (mono)

This Girl (Has Turned Into A Woman) (stereo) Ariola Records (also known as Ariola and Ariola-Eurodisc) is a German record label, as of the late 80s a daughter label of BMG which in return has become a part of international media conglomerate Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ...

  • Released: 1977
  • Label: Ariola America 7662

PROMO COPY Ariola Records (also known as Ariola and Ariola-Eurodisc) is a German record label, as of the late 80s a daughter label of BMG which in return has become a part of international media conglomerate Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ...

This Girl (Has Turned Into A Woman)

Good Together

  • Released: 1977
  • Label: Ariola America 7662
  • Chart Peak: Pop #46/ AC #27
  • Album: TORN BETWEEN TWO LOVERS
For A While (mono)

For A While (stereo) Ariola Records (also known as Ariola and Ariola-Eurodisc) is a German record label, as of the late 80s a daughter label of BMG which in return has become a part of international media conglomerate Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ...

  • Released: 1977
  • Label: Ariola America 7667

PROMO COPY Ariola Records (also known as Ariola and Ariola-Eurodisc) is a German record label, as of the late 80s a daughter label of BMG which in return has become a part of international media conglomerate Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ...

For A While

The Lady I Am

  • Released: 1977
  • Label: Ariola America 7667
  • Chart Peak: Pop #90/ AC #38
  • Album: TORN BETWEEN TWO LOVERS
I've Never Been To Me (mono)

I've Never Been To Me (stereo) Ariola Records (also known as Ariola and Ariola-Eurodisc) is a German record label, as of the late 80s a daughter label of BMG which in return has become a part of international media conglomerate Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ...

  • Released: 1978
  • Label: Ariola America 7677

PROMO COPY Ariola Records (also known as Ariola and Ariola-Eurodisc) is a German record label, as of the late 80s a daughter label of BMG which in return has become a part of international media conglomerate Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ...

I've Never Been To Me

In Your Eyes

  • Released: 1978
  • Label: Ariola America 7677
  • Chart Peak: Failed To Chart
  • Album: ...IN YOUR EYES
Memories (mono)

Memories (stereo) Ariola Records (also known as Ariola and Ariola-Eurodisc) is a German record label, as of the late 80s a daughter label of BMG which in return has become a part of international media conglomerate Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ...

  • Released: 1978
  • Label: Ariola America 7708

PROMO COPY Ariola Records (also known as Ariola and Ariola-Eurodisc) is a German record label, as of the late 80s a daughter label of BMG which in return has become a part of international media conglomerate Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ...

Memories

Seashells On The WIndows, Candles And A Magic Stone

  • Released: 1978
  • Label: Ariola America 7708
  • Chart Peak: Failed To Chart
  • Album: ...IN YOUR EYES
The Wedding Song (There Is Love) (mono)

The Wedding Song (There Is Love) (stereo) Ariola Records (also known as Ariola and Ariola-Eurodisc) is a German record label, as of the late 80s a daughter label of BMG which in return has become a part of international media conglomerate Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ...

  • Released: 1978
  • Label: Ariola America 7726

PROMO COPY Ariola Records (also known as Ariola and Ariola-Eurodisc) is a German record label, as of the late 80s a daughter label of BMG which in return has become a part of international media conglomerate Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ...

The Wedding Song (There Is Love)

Benjamin

  • Released: 1978
  • Label: Ariola America 7726
  • Chart Peak: Pop #81/ AC #23
  • Album: MARY MacGREGOR'S GREATEST HITS
Good Friend (mono)

Good Friend (stereo) Ariola Records (also known as Ariola and Ariola-Eurodisc) is a German record label, as of the late 80s a daughter label of BMG which in return has become a part of international media conglomerate Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ...

PROMO COPY RSO Records was a record label, formed in partnership with Polydor Records by rock and roll and musical theatre impresario Robert Stigwood in the late 1960s, after the death of his business partner and mentor Brian Epstein. ...

Good Friend

Rudy And Tripper

  • Released: 1979
  • Label: RSO Records RS 938
  • Chart Peak: Pop #39/ AC #11
  • Album: MARY MacGREGOR
Dancin' Like Lovers (mono)

Dancin' Like Lovers (stereo) RSO Records was a record label, formed in partnership with Polydor Records by rock and roll and musical theatre impresario Robert Stigwood in the late 1960s, after the death of his business partner and mentor Brian Epstein. ...

PROMO COPY RSO Records was a record label, formed in partnership with Polydor Records by rock and roll and musical theatre impresario Robert Stigwood in the late 1960s, after the death of his business partner and mentor Brian Epstein. ...

Dancin' Like Lovers

I Can't Hold On

  • Released: 1980
  • Label: RSO Records 1025
  • Chart Peak: Pop #72/ AC #31
  • Album: MARY MacGREGOR
Somebody Please (mono)

Somebody Please (stereo) RSO Records was a record label, formed in partnership with Polydor Records by rock and roll and musical theatre impresario Robert Stigwood in the late 1960s, after the death of his business partner and mentor Brian Epstein. ...

PROMO COPY RSO Records was a record label, formed in partnership with Polydor Records by rock and roll and musical theatre impresario Robert Stigwood in the late 1960s, after the death of his business partner and mentor Brian Epstein. ...

References


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VH1.com : Mary MacGregor : Biography - Urge Music Downloads (210 words)
Born in St. Paul, MN, on May 6, 1948, singer Mary MacGregor began studying piano at age six and was singing with bands by the time she was a teenager.
University of Minnesota, MacGregor began to tour the country with various acts and caught the attention of Peter Yarrow from Peter, Paul & Mary.
Signed to Ariola America, MacGregor released her debut single, "Torn Between Two Lovers," in late 1976.
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