Thursday, January 27, 2011

Thank You Gladys Horton

I learned this afternoon about the passing of another boomer.  Ms. Gladys Horton was the founding member of the marvelous Marvelettes.  She sang lead on  "Please, Mr. Postman" and brought us to our dancing feet.
Detroit Free Press Pop Music Writer
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," Horton's son, Vaughn Thornton, said in a statement issued this morning by the Motown Alumni Association. "She fought as long as she could."

Like so many other Motown artists, she was only a teenager when her career began.  She is 17 here, singing "Mr. Postman."  Thank you for sharing your talent.

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