Gladys Horton

Friday, 28 January 2011

Gladys Horton, The Marvelettes

Gladys Horton, Marvelette, RIP

Gladys Horton, a founding member of the pioneering (yet undervalued by Berry Gordy and Motown) girl group The Marvelettes, who sang lead on their 1961 classic Please Mr. Postman has passed on. ( Readmore... )

Gladys Horton of the Marvelettes Dead at 66

Gladys Horton, the powerful soul singer who co-founded the all-female Motown ensemble the Marvelettes, died late Wednesday in a nursing home outside of Los Angeles. The 66-year-old's cause of death is unknown, though she was recovering from complications due to a stroke she suffered last year, her son told the Associated Press. ( Readmore... )

Gladys Horton of the Marvelettes Dies at 66

After suffering complications from a stroke in 2010, Gladys Horton of the Marvelettes fame died yesterday at a Sherman Oaks, Calif., nursing home where she was recovering, according to Reuters.

As lead singer of the all-girl group, Horton belted the Marvelettes' first hit, 'Please Mr. Postman,' in 1961 when she was only 17 years old. The single was credited with being the first Motown hit to land on the pop charts -- a great feat for the label. Horton went on to sing lead vocals on tracks like 'Playboy,' 'Beechwood 4-5789' and 'Too Many Fish in the Sea.' ( Readmore... )

Gladys Horton: Detroit native sang lead with the Marvelettes

Gladys Horton, the Detroit native whose voice led such Marvelettes hits as "Please Mr. Postman" and "Beechwood 4-5789," died late Wednesday at a nursing home in Sherman Oaks, Calif. She was 66.

"My mother died peacefully," Ms. Horton's son, Vaughn Thornton, said in a statement issued Thursday by the Motown Alumni Association. "She fought as long as she could." ( Readmore... )

Check out a video of the the Marvelettes in all of their swaying and finger snapping glory after the jump ( Youtube Video )



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