2005 – Edward Patten, one of Gladys Knight’s Pips, in a Detroit hospital after suffering a stroke. The 65-year-old’s voice graced such hits as “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” and “Midnight Train to Georgia.”
1974 – Gladys Knight & the Pips wins Grammys for “Neither One of Us” (Best Pop Vocal Performance By A Duo, Group or Chorus) and “Midnight Train to Georgia.” (best R&B vocal performance by a group).
1971 – Today is also the last broadcast of The Ed Sullivan Show. Ed’s final musical guests are Gladys Knight & the Pips.
1971 – Gladys Knight & the Pips are musical guests on the final episode of CBS-TV’s “Ed Sullivan Show.”
1952 – Gladys Knight & the Pips are formed after a Birthdays party for member Bubba Knight.
1944 – Gladys Knight is born in Atlanta. Gladys Knight & the Pips begin recording when Knight, the lead singer, is only 8 years old. The group’s biggest hit is “Midnight Train to Georgia,” a No. 1 song in 1973. Knight also takes part in the No. 1 song “That’s What Friends Are For,” which […]
1935 – Little Richard (Richard Wayne Penniman) is born in Macon, Ga., the son of a minister. He has 14 top 10 hits on Chart Toppers’s R&B singles chart. His biggest pop hit is “Long Tall Sally,” a No. 6 song in 1956. Rev. Richard Wayne Penniman (born December 5, 1932), better known by the […]