Legendary Motown singer, Glady’s Knight will be performing at the MGM Grand Foxwoods Casino on Saturday May 5. She is a music icon and she currently dances on the show ‘Dancing with the Stars’ which airs every Monday night at 8pm. The results show is Tuesday nights at 9pm. Her concert at MGM Grand starts at 8pm and is located Mashantucket, Connecticut. For information about this event or for ticket prices call 800-200-2882. Below is about her and her sensational career.
‘Gladys Maria Knight(born May 28, 1944), known as the “Empress of Soul”, is an American singer-songwriter, actress, businesswoman, humanitarian, and author. She is best known for the hits she recorded during the 1960s and 1970s, for both the Motown and Buddah Records labels, with her group Gladys Knight & the Pips, the most famous incarnation of which also included her brother Merald “Bubba” Knight and her cousins Edward Patten and William Guest. Knight was born in Atlanta, Georgia, the daughter of Sarah Elizabeth (née Woods) and Merald Woodlow Knight, Sr., a postal worker. She first achieved minor fame by winning Ted Mack’s Original Amateur HourTV show contest at the age of 7 in 1952. The following year, she, her brother Merald, sister Brenda, and cousins William and Elenor Guest formed a musical group called The Pips (named after another cousin, James “Pip” Woods). By the end of the decade, the act had begun to tour, and had replaced Brenda Knight and Eleanor Guest with Gladys Knight’s cousin Edward Patten and friend Langston George.
Gladys Knight & the Pips joined the Motown roster in 1966, and, although regarded as a second-string act, scored several hit singles, including “I Heard It Through the Grapevine”, (recorded later by Marvin Gaye), “Friendship Train” (1969), “If I Were Your Woman” (1970), “I Don’t Want To Do Wrong” (1971), the Grammy Award winning “Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)” (1972), and “Daddy Could Swear (I Declare)” (1973). In their early Motown career Gladys Knight and the Pips toured as the opening act for Diana Ross and The Supremes. Gladys Knight stated in her memoirs that Miss Ross kicked her off the tour because the audience’s reception to Knight’s soulful performance overshadowed her. Berry Gordy later told Gladys that she was giving his act a hard time.
In 2012, Knight competed on the fourteenth season of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”, partnered with Tristan MacManus. In the opening night’s performance, she earned a total of 23 points out of 30. All judges commented on her rhythmic moves and musicality. Carrie Ann gave her 8 points. Len gave her 7. And Bruno awarded her 8 points.’ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gladys_Knight
Overall her career has been a huge success and her journey contiues on.