Saturday, December 26, 2015

William Guest Passed Away!

Gladys Knight and The Pips. William Guest on the left passed away.

He was a part of an iconic group. He lived a great life. William Guest the backup singer for Gladys Knight passed away on Christmas Eve. His death hits the news wires and World News Today wants to send our condolences to his family.

Guest was an American R&B/soul singer, best known as a member of Gladys Knight & the Pips.

Born in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, he was Gladys Knight's cousin.

Following his stint with The Pips, he and fellow Pip Edward Patten formed Patten and Guest Productions, and following Patten's death in 2005, he continued to manage artists though the Crew Entertainment company he formed with members of Patten's family.

Guest died on December 24, 2015 of congestive heart failure in Detroit, Michigan, his home for fifty years. He was 74 years old
William Guest.
Gladys Knight & The Pips were an R&B/soul family musical act from Atlanta, Georgia, active from 1953 to 1989. The group was best known for their string of hit singles on Motown's "Soul" record label and Buddah Records from 1967 to 1975, including "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" (1967) and "Midnight Train to Georgia" (1973). The longest-lived incarnation of the act featured Gladys Knight on lead vocals, with The Pips, who included her brother Merald "Bubba" Knight and their cousins Edward Patten and William Guest, as backup singers.

Gladys Knight & The Pips are multiple Grammy and American Music Award winners, and are inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1996 and 2001 respectively.

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