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Gladys Knight & The Pips

Formed 1953. Disbanded 1989.
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Gladys Knight and The Pips - Friendship Train

Gladys Knight and The Pips perform Friendship Train, taken from the BBC Arena documentary of 1985, The Apollo Story (Part Two).

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Gladys Knight & The Pips were an R&B/soul family musical act from Atlanta, Georgia, active from 1953 to 1989. The group was best known for their string of hit singles on Motown's "Soul" record label and Buddah Records from 1967 to 1975, including "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" (1967) and "Midnight Train to Georgia" (1973). The longest-lived incarnation of the act featured Gladys Knight on lead vocals, with The Pips, who included her brother Merald "Bubba" Knight and their cousins Edward Patten and William Guest, as backup singers.

Gladys Knight & The Pips are multiple Grammy and American Music Award winners,and are inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and The Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1996 and 2001 respectively.

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  1. Review of Imagination

    Imagination 1973

    Reviewed by Daryl Easlea
    A fondly remembered middle-of-the-road soul triumph.
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