Gladys Knight Schedule
Fondly known as the "Empress of Soul," Gladys Knight has lent her voice to a number of R&B
hits, including the famous, Midnight Train to Georgia.
The seven-time Grammy Award winner is also credited with being
an actress and humanitarian. Over the years, Knight has been awarded a Hollywood Walk of Fame star; garnered the Pinnacle
Award during the 5th Annual Trumpet Awards; earned the Lifetime Achievement Award from the BET cable network; was presented
with the Image Award for Outstanding Jazz Artist during the 38th NAACP Image Awards; and more!
Don't miss the train,
and grab your tickets now for Gladys Knight's upcoming performances at the Landmark Theater in Richmond, Virginia; and the
Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, Florida.
Gladys Knight Background
Hailing from Atlanta Georgia gifted
singer and actress Gladys Knight set out on the path to success when she was young. At the tender age of four, she began singing
at the Mount Mariah Baptist Church in her hometown. She then performed on the Ted Mack Amateur Hour on TV and claimed a prize.
the age of eight in 1952, the entrepreneurial Knight established "the Pips" along with her sister, brother and cousins. Gladys
lent her signature vocals and the Pips contributed the beautiful harmonies and clever dance routines. It didn't take them
long to cultivate a following on what was coined as the "Chitlin Circuit in the South. They often opened for coveted acts
like Sam Cooke and Jackie Wilson.
Whistle My Love was the group's debut single (1957). But the Pips didn't land a hit
until they started cutting records with Motown in the '60s. They collaborated with producer/songwriter Norman Whitfield. I
Heard it Through the Grapevine (1967) put them on the map. Appealing to both R&B and pop fans, I Heard it Through the
Grapevine was later done by Marvin Gaye.
They claimed a boost in popularity with the success of singles like Friendship
Train, Nitty Gritty and If I Were Your Woman. They also upped their exposure through appearances with the Motown Revue and
on TV shows.
In 1973, Knight and the Pips exited Motown to move over to Buddah Records. Their final Motown single earned
the group a Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Performance.
Now officially recognized as Gladys Knight and the Pips, the group
was soaring high in the '70s. With three gold singles credited to their name, the group was carving a successful niche on
the music scene.
In 1974, the group kept their momentum going with the soundtrack for the film, Claudine. Their 1975
album, I Feel a Song, featured their hit rendition of The Way We Were.
Also in 1975, Knight and the Pips put on their
own TV special, and a year later, they appeared in the film, Pipe Dreams. They cut the record for the movie soundtrack as
well. Knight eventually shared the screen with Flip Wilson in the situation comedy, Charlie & Co.
The new decade
of the '80s, three reunion albums arrived: About Love (1980); Touch (1982); and Visions (1983), landing hits with tracks like
You're Number One, Save the Overtime for Me and Landlord.
In 1988, Gladys Knight and the Pips issued their final album
together, All Our Love. It contained the Grammy-winning song, Love Overboard. The following year Knight exited the group to
work on her solo career. She cut the title song for the James Bond flick, Licence to Kill (1989). She additionally released
the album A Good Woman (1990), which included divas Patti Labelle and Dionne Warwick.
Knight continued to work on records
and tour throughout the '90s. Just For You garnered critical acclaim, recognizing her strong vocals. Knight also pursued acting.
She had a regular role on 1994's New York Undercover. She also made guest appearances on JAG and Living Single. In 2009, she
took a role in I Can Do Bad All By Myself - a Tyler Perry film.
Although Knight is no longer burning up the charts with
her songs, she continues to step into the recording studio. She once said, "Since I've been so wonderfully blessed, I really
want to share and to make life at least a little better. So every chance I get to share the gospel or uplift people, I will
take full advantage of that opportunity."
In 2005, she worked with the Saints United Voices for her gospel album, One
Voice. And her 2006 work, Before Me, additionally was well-received.
Gladys Knight Hit Albums
career brims with hits and albums. Her albums include: Letter Full of Tears (1962); Gladys Knight & the Pips (1964); Everybody
Needs Love (1967); Feelin' Bluesy (1968); and Silk n' Soul (1968); Nitty Gritty (1969); If I Were Your Woman (1971); Standing
Ovation (1972); Neither One of Us (1973); Imagination (1973); I Feel a Song (1974); 2nd Anniversary (1975); Bless This House
(1975); Still Together (1977); The One and Only (1978); About Love (1980); That Special Time of Year (1980); Touch (1981);
Visions (1983); and All Our Love (1987). They also had the live albums, All in a Knight's Work (1970) and The Lost Live Album
Gladys Knight Trivia
Songstress/actress Gladys Knight can also add "dancer" to her repertoire
of talents. In 2012, Knight joined the cast of Dancing with the Stars, competing against actor Jaleel White, actress Melissa
Gilbert and actress Sherri Shepherd.
Gladys Knight Concert Experience
Gladys Knight is taking her authentic
style and melodies to venues across the country. She sells out shows wherever she lands, and audiences around the globe rave
about her stage presence and vocal talent.
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