A Knight With Gladys

  • Born May 1944 in Atlanta Georgia
  • Gladys Knight began singing with her siblings at age 8, calling themselves “the Pips.”
  • The group opened for R&B legends in the 1950s, then headed to Motown and crossed over to pop music.
  •  Gladys Knight and the Pips, they recorded their signature song, “Midnight Train to Georgia.”
  • Knight left the Pips behind in 1989, 
  • she’s known fondly as the “Empress of Soul.”
  • First single “Whistle My Love” 1957
  • First Hit “Every Beat of My Heart” 1961
  • joined Motown records in the mid 60s