'Blame It on the Bossa Nova' singer Eydie Gorme dies at 84

August 11, 2013 6:11 AM

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'Blame It on the Bossa Nova' singer Eydie Gorme dies at 84

Eydie Gorme, the popular nightclub vocalist and half of the longtime musical partnership Steve & Eydie, died in a Las Vegas hospital Saturday after an undisclosed illness. She was 84 years old.

Together with her husband, Steve Lawrence, Gorme was known for a breezy, easy listening style that merged well with the adult contemporary pop sound of the time. As a solo performer, she performed the Grammy-nominated 1963 hit "Blame It on the Bossa Nova," which was written by Barry Mann and Cynthia...

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