Soul singer Gladys Knight tempered the rawness of her upbringing in gospel music with sensual restraint while The Pips curled their smooth, intricate harmonies around her dusky alto voice. Members of the same family, they performed together for 36 years, from 1952 until 1988, with only one brief interruption. They placed 29 singles in the R&B Top Ten. Ten of those singles reached number one, including 1973’s “Midnight Train to Georgia,” which topped both the Pop Singles and R&B charts.
Knight was born in Atlanta, Georgia on May 28,... Read More