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Soul Legend Gladys Knight Has Paid Tribute To Her Late Cousin And Bandmate William Guest Following His Death On Christmas Eve (24dec15).
The singer, who was an original member of Gladys Knight & The Pips, passed away in Detroit, Michigan aged 74 after suffering congestive heart failure.
He grew up with Gladys and performed in her band, featuring on hits including Midnight Train to Georgia, and the music legend has now mourned the loss in a statement posted on her Instagram.com page.
"My mother, Elizabeth Knight, always prayed for his (God's) guidance in raising up his children to one day be his worthy servants. She heard us singing in the back yard... and founded a group of family kids who became Gladys Knight & the Pips!" she writes. "We have lost many along the way; Edward Patton, Eleanor Guest, and now William Guest. We tried using our gifts of music in a way that would be pleasing to God. Please, take care of their journeys home and I say thank you Lord for a long and wonderful ride."
Janet Jackson paid tribute to Aaliyah on the 14th anniversary of her death by sharing a heartfelt note on Instagram about her late friend.
The 49-year-old singer declared her love for her late friend, who died in a plane crash in the Bahamas at age 22 in 2001, as she took to Twitter to remember her.
The 'Rhythm Nation' hitmaker shared a photograph of a handwritten note that reads: ''What I shared with u [is] ever sacred, everlasting, [and] it's pure and it will endure. I love u Aaliyah. #RIP (sic)''
Continue reading: Janet Jackson Remembers Aaliyah
Gladys Knight will receive the Raymond Weil International Award at the 2015 O2 Silver Clef Awards next month in London
Gladys Knight will receive the Raymond Weil International Award at the 2015 O2 Silver Clef Awards.
The 71-year-old icon will be honoured with the prize at the 40th edition of the annual ceremony - which has raised more than £8.5 million for music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins over the years - at the event on July 3 at London's Grosvenor House Hotel.
On being announced as the winner of the prestigious award, she said: ''I am thrilled and honoured to be awarded the Raymond Weil International Award by Nordoff Robbins, a charity which does such incredible work. This has been a great opportunity for me to hear about the many people Nordoff Robbins help through their music therapy work. I am really looking forward to collecting my award on 3 July.''
Continue reading: Gladys Knight To Receive Raymond Weil International Award
Gladys Knight - A host of stars were snapped as they arrived for the Paley Center for Media's tribute to African-American Achievements in Television which was held at the Cipriani Wall Street in New York, United States - Wednesday 13th May 2015
The three female artists will be featured on the inaugural episode of the webseries, which will air live from Nashville, Tennessee on 14 January (15).
The series will be aired once a month from the country music Mecca, and each episode will pair two iconic artists with an emerging singer in an intimate performance before an audience of around 100 fans.
Continue reading: Martina Mcbride, Gladys Knight And Estelle Join Forces On New Webcast
Soul legend Gladys Knight has signed up to play a family matriarch in a new holiday movie about a woman who loses her husband on New Year's Eve (31Dec).
The Rainy Night in Georgia singer will lead the cast of Tv holiday movie Seasons of Love, and admits she turned to Hustle & Flow star Taraji P. Henson to help perfect her character.
She tells Tv Guide magazine, "Acting... is so hard for me. I relied on Taraji P. Henson, who plays (character) Angie's sister, Jackie, to get me through it, especially when it came to my big grief scene. She really helped me let it go."
Continue reading: Gladys Knight Turned To Co-stars For Acting Help In Holiday Movie
Erika Jackson has filed for divorce from her husband of 18 years Randy Jackson.
Randy Jackson's wife has reportedly filed for divorce. Erika Jackson has filed the paperwork to end their 18 year relationship citing irreconcilable differences.
Randy Jackson and his wife Erika are reportedly divorcing.
Disco stars Kc & The Sunshine Band are due to set sail with soul legend Gladys Knight as part of a big Caribbean concert cruise next year (15).
The artists will be joined by the likes of Frankie Beverly, James Ingram, The Spinners and Ashford & Simpson's Valerie Simpson for The Soul Train Cruise, which will feature more than 30 concerts during the seven-day trip.
Fans will board the luxury Holland America Eurodam liner in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on 22 February (15) and travel through the Caribbean, with stops in Turks and Caicos, San Juan in Puerto Rico, St. Thomas and the Bahamas, before heading back to the U.S. on 1 March (15).
Continue reading: Kc & The Sunshine Band Book Concert Cruise
The fundraising gala, hosted by comedian Wayne Brady for the second year, raised a huge $2.3 million (£1.4 million) and was the most successful night since the annual event was started nine years ago.
Stone performed a rendition of James Brown's It's A Man's World while music icons including Knight, The Isley Brothers and Doug E. Fresh were also on hand to entertain the audience with classic Motown and hip-hop hits.
Continue reading: Harlem's Apollo Theater Marks 80th Birthday With Celebrity-filled Gala
Soul songstress Gladys Knight is contributing thousands of dollars of her own money towards a project to save an abandoned North Carolina school where her mother once worked.
The Midnight Train To Georgia hitmaker and her husband Billy MCDowell have reportedly paid $85,000 (£53,125) for the segregation-era school in Canton, North Carolina and are raising funds to turn it into a public recreation centre.
Editors at Tmz.com report Knight and MCDowell are now helping to raise the estimated $2 million (£1.25 million) renovation cost and the couple hope the project will help to preserve the community's history.
Continue reading: Gladys Knight Funding Renovation Of Abandoned School
Sir Paul McCartney only had eyes for his wife Nancy Shevell at Michelle Obama's 50th birthday party on Saturday night (18.01.14), where they danced the night away together.
The couple, who tied the knot in 2011, were among the 500 guests at the US first lady's star-studded bash at the White House in Washington D.C. on Saturday night (18.01.14), where the 'Live and Let Die' hitmaker, 71, declined all other invitations to hit the dance-floor in favour of boogying the night away with his businesswoman spouse, 54.
A source told People.com: ''Sir Paul didn't allow many people to come between him and his bride. He came to party! He pulled his jacket off, put it at Valerie Jarrett's table and then danced away with his wife.''
Continue reading: Sir Paul McCartney Parties With Wife
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