Never In A Million Years

Laura had been born in upstate New York. She died August 26, 2004 on Long Island – 11 years ago now. Only 52 at the time, she’d died in her sleep of a previously undiagnosed cerebral aneurysm.

For those of us who grew up fans, she was like a local gal who’d “made it.” I saw her perform live once, and won’t ever forget it:

A sneak peek into "Distances." Click to enlarge.
A sneak peek into “Distances.” Click to enlarge.

Thankfully, her music will always be with us. I was listening to this at one point yesterday on my iPad while proofing. I’ve always liked it – from 1990/91:

Indeed, most of us can identify with that. When you’ve lost someone you love, you realize …. never in a million years:

Screen capture: LAURA BRANIGAN LYRICS - Never In A Million Years.
Screen capture: LAURA BRANIGAN LYRICS – Never In A Million Years.

Have a good Thursday, wherever you are in the world. 🙂


  1. How much do you know about Laura? Was she born in Westchester County or in Putnam County?


      • I have been doing a research of her early days, though her wikis, different timelines were a mess. It is exciting when you find her little brother Billy’s birth announcement from 1957, when internet say Laura was born…1957!

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  2. The latest about Laura is her birthplace. I have spent a lot of time searching for it, and the answer came at last. From Laura’s little brother Billy! He says both Laura and he were born in Mount Kisco, Westchester County. So Brewster or Armonk was instead Mt.Kisco. With that new information my research of Laura Branigan was ended. I have published my 2-year research of photos, news, documents, etc, at If you like, please take a tour and be even more convinced over Laura’s early days. Maybe you can help me spread the words about Laura by telling your readers.

    Greetings from Sweden

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