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  Gladys Knight and the Pips
Gladys Knight and the Pips - brother Merald “Bubba” Knight and cousins Edward Patten and William Guest - are one of the most respected and longest-lived soul groups, with hits spanning four decades.
Knight was born in Atlanta, Georgia, where she began singing at age four with her brother and cousins at Baptist church functions.
January 17, 1996: Gladys Knight and the Pips are inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the eleventh annual induction dinner.
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  Gladys Knight - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gladys Knight was born to Merald Woodlow Knight and Sarah Elizabeth Woods.
Knight and the Pips continued to have hits until the late 1970s, when they were forced to record separately due to legal issues, resulting in Knight's first solo LP recordings--Miss Gladys Knight (1978) on Buddah and Gladys Knight (1979) on Columbia.
Gladys Knight and the Pips were later inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.
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 Gladys Knight & the Pips - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gladys Knight and the Pips embarked on their final tour in 1988 and disbanded upon its conclusion, as Gladys Knight decided she wanted to pursue a solo career.
Gladys Knight and the Pips during the Buddah Records period of the 1970s.
Gladys Knight and the Pips' version of the song, from their 1967 album Everybody Needs Love, was a hit before the more familiar Marvin Gaye recording was issued.
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 Gladys Knight
Gladys Knight and her brother Merald 'Bubba' were born into a family rooted in singing: their parents, Merald and Elizabeth, had both been members of Wings Over Jordan, one of Atlanta's foremost gospel choirs.
Gladys made her public singing debut at the Mount Mariah Baptist Church when she was only 4, and had toured Florida and Alabama with The Morris Brown Choir before her fifth birthday.
In 1985, Gladys had a leading role in a short-lived American TV sitcom, Charlie & Co. Later that year, she joined Stevie Wonder and Elton John on Dionne Warwick & Friends' AIDS charity single, "That's What Friends Are For", which was a US #1 and a Grammy winner.
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 New Georgia Encyclopedia: Gladys Knight (b. 1944)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As one of Motown's leading ladies of soul in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Gladys Knight was the driving force behind Gladys Knight and the Pips, an all-family music group from Atlanta.
Knight was born on May 28, 1944, into a family that was part of Atlanta's growing fl middle class.
By 1957 Gladys Knight and the Pips were touring nationally on the "Chitlin' Circuit," playing exclusively to fl audiences in clubs and theaters throughout the segregated South.
www.georgiaencyclopedia.org /nge/Article.jsp?id=h-1658   (690 words)

 Free Gladys Knight Music Online, Music Downloads, Music Videos and Lyrics - Rhapsody Online
Gladys Knight had plenty of R&B hits during the first half of the '60s.
Edward, Gladys Knight took the reins with her husky voice,...
Hear Gladys Knight and similar artists on this channel.
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 CanEHdian.com: Gladys Knight - At Last
Gladys Knight got her start in music at an early age.
Gladys added acting to her repertoire when she appeared in the movie where the group recorded a soundtrack album.
Gladys and the Pips alternately recorded together and separately over the years until 1989 when they went their separate ways.
www.canehdian.com /non/artists/k/gladysknight/atlast.html   (579 words)

 The Biography Channel - Gladys Knight Biography
Knight made her singing debut at four in the Mount Mariah Baptist Church in Atlanta.
The group, now known as Gladys Knight and the Pips, was doing better than ever during the mid 1970s, with a smoother, more accessible sound, a hit album, 'Imagination' (1973) and three gold singles.
Knight and the Pips hosted their own TV special in the summer of 1975.
www.thebiographychannel.co.uk /biography_home/251:0/Gladys_Knight.htm   (486 words)

 Pyramid Entertainment Group | Artist Roster Bio Page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Gladys Knight and The Pips debuted their first album in 1960 when Gladys was just sixteen.
Gladys speaks enthusiastically about each of her songs as she describes the people and landscape in great detail, including the subtle motivations that animate the characters.
Gladys’ involvement in other creative undertakings, business ventures, and humanitarian activities have been extensive and brought her honors from industry and community alike.
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 Facts on Gladys Knight!
They also toured extensively and had a few personel changes; Brenda Knight and Eleanor Guest left to get married in 1959 and were replaced by cousin Edward Patten and Langston George who left again in 1962.
When she returned in 1964, the line-up was final: Gladys Knight, William "Cousin Red" Guest, Edward "Cousin Ed" Patten, and brother Merald "Bubba" Knight.
Finally, after being without a recording contract and touring constantly for two years, Gladys Knight & the Pips were signed to the Motown subsidiary Soul in 1966.
members.tripod.com /beagleman801/knight.html   (515 words)

 Gladys Knight & The Pips - Classic Motown
In 1966, Gladys Knight and the Pips were signed to Motown Records' Soul subsidiary, where they were teamed up with producer/songwriter Norman Whitfield.
Knight's tough vocals left them slightly out of the Motown mainstream, and throughout their stay with the label the group were regarded as a second-string act.
Gladys made her acting debut in Pipedream in 1976, for which the group recorded a soundtrack album.
classic.motown.com /artist.aspx?ob=ros&src=lb&aid=27   (575 words)

 Gladys Knight & Saints Unified Voices - LDS Choir
Sister Knight and her choir take the audience on an extraordinary adventure of testimony and music reflective of the cultural diversity of the worldwide LDS church.
Sister Knight organized the choir in 2002 “to provide an opportunity for people who wouldn’t come otherwise to come to an LDS meeting, where they will hear a strong Christ-centered message of the restored gospel and feel the spirit that is present,” she says.
It is the fulfillment of Sister Knight’s desire to bring a new level of passion and cultural awareness to the traditionally reserved LDS hymns.
www.ldsmusicworld.com /artists/saintsunifiedvoices.html   (569 words)

 GLADYS KNIGHT booking - R&B Artists, Vocalists - Corporate Entertainment Booking
Georgia born, Knight began performing gospel music at age four in her church and as a special guest soloist with the Morris Brown College Choir.
Gladys Knight talks enthusiastically about each of her songs as she describes the people and landscape in great detail, including the subtlest motivations that animate the characters.
Gladys Knight has also been honored by numerous organizations for her dedication and selflessness to help those less fortunate.
www.delafont.com /music_acts/Gladys_Knight.htm   (788 words)

 Gladys Knight @ Filmbug
Gladys Knight is a Grammy-winning artist who has enjoyed #1 hits in pop, R&B and Adult Contemporary, in addition to triumphs in film, television and live performance.
In 1995, Knight earned her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the next year, Gladys Knight & The Pips were inducted into the Rock ‘N' Roll Hall of Fame.
Knight published an autobiography, Between Each Line of Pain and Glory and, a year later, she and The Pips were presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame.
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Retitled "Midnight Train To Georgia", it became Gladys Knight And The Pips' greatest hit in 1973 -A pop and R&B #1 and a British hit two years later, it also won them one of two Grammy awards in 1974.
They briefly reunited again the next year to perform on the CBS special "Motown 30: What's Goin' On!" and in again in 1996 when they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Over the years,Gladys Knight has moved away from her earlier soul and gospel sound and toward an easy listening, adult contemporary style, and continues to thrill audiences where ever she performs.
www.angelfire.com /co/helper/gladys.html   (1045 words)

 Rolling Stone : Gladys Knight: I Feel A Song : Music Reviews
So it was difficult to imagine that Gladys Knight would have had the ability to make a song such as Marvin Hamlisch's "The Way We Were" an object of delight rather than contempt, as she does on I Feel a Song.
If Knight does not have the technical brilliance of Dionne Warwicke, she has a breadth of talent which exceeds that of the only other fl pop singer to achieve a comparable level of success.
Knight has an impeccable rhythmic sense that has fed most of her hits and was the basis for the success of "The Nitty Gritty" and "Friendship Train" but is given little space to work out on I Feel a Song.
www.rollingstone.com /artists/gladysknight/albums/album/189059/review/5945548   (837 words)

 Gladys Knight: At Last - PopMatters Music Review
Knight has recorded nearly 40 albums over the past 35 years including three solo releases during the 1990s, among them the inspirational Many Different Roads (1998) and Just for You (1994), which includes her stirring rendition of the Boys II Men classic "End of the Road".
Knight's vocals that have been a model of consistency over those years as she has seemingly been able to negotiate the current popular music terrain in ways that all of the aforementioned Divas have not.
One of those "young folk", Gary Brown, is behind the boards for Knight's "If I Were Your Woman II", which while sharing the same title of her Motown era classic with the Pips, is not a remake of the original but lyrically reminiscent of Prince's "If I Were Your Girlfriend".
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/k/knightgladys-atlast.shtml   (560 words)

 Gladys Knight - LDS Musician
Gladys Knight formed the Pips with her brother and some cousins.
Gladys talks enthusiastically about each of her songs as she describes the people and landscape in great detail, including the subtlest motivations that animate the characters.
Yesterday, today and tomorrow Gladys Knight is truly a "Legend in Her Own Time" expressing herself as singer, entertainer, songwriter, producer, actress, entrepreneur and humanitarian.
www.ldsmusicworld.com /artists/gladys_knight.html   (863 words)

 Extratv.com : Gladys Knight
She's a Motown legend, but these days Gladys Knight is one of Las Vegas's leading ladies on stage and off.
Knight is one of the few stars of the strip that actually calls Vegas home year round.
This may be where Knight lives in Vegas, but where she feels most at home is on the stage doing what she loves best five nights a week in front of a live audience at the Flamingo Hotel.
extratv.warnerbros.com /dailynews/extra/11_03/11_06c.html   (198 words)

 Knight,Gladys Books - Signed, used, new, out-of-print
The autobiography of the popular singer Gladys Knight, from her childhood in Atlanta to her marriage to her third husband, motivational speaker Les Brown.
Gladys Knight and her family have struggled for years with the family curse--diabetes.
Here is Knight's own experience with the disease, her regimen of diet and exercise that have kept it at bay, and her inspirational but practical suggestions for anyone with the same problem.
www.alibris.com /search/books/author/Knight,Gladys   (322 words)

 Gladys Knight
Gladys is participating in a national campaign, sponsored by Baylor University, to educate the public about diabetes.
Gladys wants people to know that diet, exercise, and a new drug Altace can help control the disease.
Gladys Knight has lived this disease and that's why she wants you to know you can fight back.
extratv.warnerbros.com /dailynews/rxtra/09_01/09_04e.html   (204 words)

 Gladys Knight Biography and Update at Soul Tracks
Considered the beautiful Southern darling by other artists at Motown, Knight was not always given the attention of Motown brass, and her career at the label was clearly one of a “secondary” artist, though she did record a number of memorable songs.
In 1973, Gladys Knight and the Pips moved to Buddah Records, where, working with writer Jim Weatherly, they took on a more sophisticated sound that blended the Pips smooth harmonies with Knight’s gritty lead vocals.
Knight, on the other hand, moved smoothly into a solo career, scoring an immediate hit with “Men.” She continued to record on MCA through the 90s with moderate success and appeared in the national touring company of Smokey Joe’s Café.
www.soultracks.com /gladysknight.htm   (734 words)

 Gospel Music -- Gladys Knight -- Entertain Your Belief
Knight's latest album, One Voice, is a musical collaboration with the Saints Unified Voices, a 100-plus member gospel choir directed by Knight herself.
Georgia born, Knight began performing gospel music at age four in the Mount Mariah Baptist Church, and sang as a guest soloist with the Morris Brown College Choir.
With Knight singing lead and The Pips providing lush harmonies and graceful choreography, the group went on to achieve icon status, having recorded some of the most memorable songs of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.
www.gospelcity.com /dynamic/artist-articles/artists/179   (1003 words)

 Meridian Magazine :: People : Gladys Knight: Sharing the Gospel through Music
Gladys shares her enthusiasm for her new faith at every opportunity.  “I want to shout it from the mountain tops!  I want to tell everybody about the Lord and his wonderful truths.  I’m so excited to be a member of this church that my friends have to calm me down.”
Gladys has sacrificed much for being the choir’s director.  Not only does she financially contribute to the choir and spend a great deal of time in rehearsals and planning, but also she turns down concert opportunities and various public appearances to present fireside events, which affects her livelihood.
 Most recently, Gladys wasn’t present at the Grammy Awards ceremony in February to receive in person the Grammy she won for her duet with the late Ray Charles.  Instead, she was informed she won the award by her bishop between sessions of an SUV fireside she was presenting in Las Vegas.
www.meridianmagazine.com /people/050609knight.html   (1758 words)

 Gladys Knight Pictures, Biography, Discography, Filmography, News, Tickets,
One of the great soul singers, Gladys Knight was a performer from her childhood years, forming the Pips with her brother Merald and a couple cousins.
Discuss Gladys Knight with Starpulse members in the forums...
I like her...although I don't think that she can be compared to other soul singers such as Gladys Knight and Angie Stone, as she is more soul-pop I love Fell In Love With A Boy, think that'...
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