05:54 PM EDT 03/19/2015
Originally posted 02/11/2014 07:00AM
It's not every 78-year-old who releases a new album for Valentine's Day – or has his friends Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood backing him up.
But, where showbiz is concerned, Steve Lawrence isn't just any 78-year-old.
"To my knowledge, it's over 50-something, and my first in 10 years, at least," the familiar voice, calculating the number of albums he's released since his first in 1953, tells PEOPLE from the home in Las Vegas he and his late wife Eydie Gorme shared since 1980.
Titled When You Come Back to Me Again, after the Garth Brooks song on the lead track, the new album contains 10 songs and, according to Lawrence, has him "surrounded with a new sound."
Not that the listener should expect One Direction. "I can't compete with the kids," Lawrence admits, "but they can't compete with me."
Originally posted 08/10/2013 07:00PM
Concert and recording superstar Eydie Gormé, who – performing everything from ballads to bossa nova with singing partner and husband Steve Lawrence – made an indelible impression on American audiences during the swingin' '60s, died Saturday afternoon in Las Vegas, her spokesman, Howard Bragman, tells PEOPLE. She was 84.
"Legendary singer and performer Eydie Gorme passed away peacefully today at Sunrise Hospital following a brief illness," Bragman said in a statement. "She was surrounded by her husband, son and other loved ones at the time of her death."
In his own statement, Steve Lawrence said: "Eydie has been my partner on stage and in life for more than 55 years. I fell in love with her the moment I saw her and even more the first time I heard her sing."
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