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Happy 77th Glady's Knight


Here's a Blue Peter one I drew earlier during lockdown last March. Gladys Knight born today in (1944) sometimes known as The Empress of Soul was born in Atlanta Georgia and formed Gladys Knight & The Pips with her cousins in the early 1960s. They joined Motown and had success with funky cover versions of Marvin Gaye’s ‘Heard It Through The Grapevine’ and Sly Stone’s ‘Thanks You For Letting Me Be Myself’. Gladys sung lead on the incredible ballad ‘Neither One Of Us’ which was later sampled by Angie Stone for ‘No More Rain’. The group signed to Buddah Records in 1973 with Gladys’ deep and meaningful voice gracing classics You're The Best Thing That To Happen To Me’, ‘Midnight Train To Georgia’ and the disco classic ‘There’s A Better Than Good Time’. Gladys and the Pips signed to Columbia Records in 1980 and had hit’s with ‘Taste A Bit Of Love’ and ‘Bourgie ‘Bourgie’ both written by the Ashford & Simpson song writing team. Happy earthday to Gladys who is 77 today..a true soul survivor so play her music loud & proud today

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