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January 17, 2022 12:57 pm  #1

Top Music Producer Gerald J. Granahan Dies at 89

Gerald J. Granahan, age 89, of East Greenwich, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, January 10, 2022.  He was the husband of Mary Lou (Kiernan) Granahan. Born in Pittston, PA, a son of the late Patrick Henry and Helen (Clisham) Granahan, he lived in East Greenwich for the last 20 years.
Mr. Granahan, a singer/songwriter/producer, started his career as the demo singer for Elvis Presley ("Jailhouse Rock" and "Teddy Bear"), then soon moved on to be a pop/rock sensation. He earned 4 Gold Records in the late 1950s before moving behind the desk to become one of the most successful record producers of the 1960s.


January 20, 2022 10:20 am  #2

Re: Top Music Producer Gerald J. Granahan Dies at 89

His widow, Mary Lou, recorded for United Artists records as Kerri Downs. Gerry produced her records.

Tom Diehl

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