~~January 28, 2015~~
Twenty four years to the day
Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García de Estefan (born September 1, 1957), known professionally as Gloria Estefan, is a Cuban American singer-songwriter, actress, and entrepreneur.
She is one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, with an estimated 100 million records sold worldwide, including 31.5 million of those in the United States alone. She has won seven Grammy Awards and is the most successful crossover performer in Latin music to date.
“As it appears in … “
I remember this vividly. I felt a lump in my throat. I wondered what the future held for Gloria. She had successfully crossed over into the American music scene.
We all held our breath.
Gloria Estefan Breaks Vertebra in Crash as Truck Hits Band Bus
March 21, 1990
SCRANTON, Pa. — Singer Gloria Estefan of the group Miami Sound Machine suffered a broken vertebra Tuesday when a truck ran into the band’s bus on a snow-covered highway in the Pocono Mountains, authorities said.
The accident occurred on Interstate 380 near Tobyhanna, state police said. The group was headed for Syracuse, N.Y., for a concert scheduled for that night. The rest of the band had already arrived.
~~COMING OUT OF THE DARK~~
In 1990 Gloria Estefan and her family were involved in a major motor accident when the Estefan’s tour bus crashed with a tractor trailer in Pennsylvania. Her husband and son received minor injuries but Gloria was critically injured with a broken vertebra. She took a year to recover and this song was written by her about her recovery.
The title was inspired by a phrase her husband had written on a piece of paper as a helicopter transported her for delicate surgery to repair her broken back.
It was the first song that Gloria performed and also the first single she released after her near-fatal accident. She debuted the song at the American Music Awards, held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, on January 29, 1991.
This is the first single released after Estefan’s tragic accident — an 18-wheeler rammed her tour bus, nearly causing the singer’s death — when her “Get on Your Feet Tour” was in progress. It is also the first song that Estefan performed publicly after recovering. The song is inspired by the near-fatal accident and also is dedicated to Emilio Estefan, Jr., Gloria’s husband, who was with her until this dark time ended for the Estefans and their fans.
The song is a soul ballad which includes the use of a choir. Among the voices in the choir are Gloria’s colleague, the Cuban singer Jon Secada, and the R&B singer Betty Wright.
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~01-28-91 American Music Awards Comeback~
~Uploaded on Feb 18, 2012~
January 28, 1991 – Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles. First performance after breaking her back in March 1990.
Intro by Jon Bon Jovi
Coming Out of the Dark
I remember. I was watching the awards. I felt for her. I got chills then and still do today.
~Gloria Estefan Speaks About Her Tour Bus Accident~
Oprah’s Next Chapter/Oprah Winfrey Network
~Published on Aug 4, 2013~
At the end of the ’80s, Gloria Estefan was topping the charts and selling out concerts around the world. But on a snowy night in March of 1990, her life as she knew it came to a crashing halt when her tour bus was hit by a semitruck on a Pennsylvania highway, leaving Gloria with a broken back and the possibility of never performing again.
Watch Gloria discuss the horrific accident with Oprah and how almost losing it all changed her life.
We ALL are ONE!!