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Gladys Knight
May 28, 1944 Gladys Knight born, Atlanta
  Gladys Knight


Although she is frequently listed as having been discovered by Ted Mack's Amateur Hour at the age of seven, this Georgia legend had been singing in front of audiences for more than three years at the time. She formed the Pips, a family singing group a year later (renamed to Gladys Knight and the Pips in 1959). Grammy awards include:
  • 1973 - Best R&B Vocal Performance By A Duo, Group Or Chorus:Midnight Train To Georgia (Single)
  • 1973- Best Pop Vocal Performance By A Duo, Group Or Chorus: Neither One Of Us (Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye) (Single)
  • 1986 - Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal:That's What Friends Are For (Single with Dionne Warwick, Elton John, and Stevie Wonder)
  • 1988 - Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal:Love Overboard (Single)
  • 2001 - Best Traditional R&B Vocal Album: At Last

Other hits by the R&B diva include I Heard it Through the Grapevine (1967) and Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me (1974)






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