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Gladys Knight at River Rock Saturday
Gladys Knight, who made her solo singing debut at age four in the Mount Mariah Baptist Church in Atlanta, will sing from her vast song catalogue Saturday in Richmond.
Knight, 67, is a seven-time Grammy winner with numerous No. 1 pop and R&B hits. In 1953, Knight formed the Pips along with her brother Bubba, sister Brenda and cousins William and Elenor Guest. After Brenda and Elenor left, her cousin Edward Patten and good friend Langston George joined the group which was renamed Gladys Knight and The Pips.
Their first album came in 1960, elevating the group to new heights with hits like “Every Beat of My Heart,” “Letter Full of Tears,” “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” and “If I Were Your Woman.” More hits followed in the '70s: “Friendship Train,” “Midnight Train to Georgia” and “Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me.”
All told, Knight has recorded close to forty albums over the years including four solo albums, and still regularly performs live.
The March 31 show starts at 8 p.m. at River Rock Show Theatre. Tickets, $74.50 to $89.50, at ticketmaster.ca or 1-855-985-5000.