Aug 16, 2013
Doors: 7:00 PM
Gladys Knight and The Ojays
About Gladys Knight and
Grammy Award-winning artist Gladys Knight, also known as the “Empress of Soul,” rose to stardom with her group, The Pips in the 1960s and ‘70s.
Gladys Knight and The Pips released several hits, including “I Heard It through the Grapevine” and the Grammy Award-winning single, “Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye).” In 1973, Gladys Knight and the Pips’ smash hit, “Midnight Train to Georgia” made No. 1 on the pop and R&B chart.
In the late ‘80s, Knight pursued a solo career. Her title track for the James Bond movie, “License to Kill,” reached No. 1 on the R&B chart. After a handful of successful chart-topping singles, Knight’s 1995 Grammy-Award winning album, “Just for You” went gold. Her 2001 album, “At Last” won a Grammy for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Album.
Knight is also popular for the Grammy Award-winning 1986 hit, “That’s What Friends Are For” which also featured Dionne Warwick, Elton John and Stevie Wonder. Along with a string of prestigious music awards, Knight was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1995 and most recently, Soul Train’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011. In 2012 she competed on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” with Tristan MacManus.
Also to perform with Knight is the legendary R&B group, The O’Jays. The group spawned dozens of hits including “Back Stabber,” “Love Train,” “For the Love of Money” and “Used Ta Be My Girl.” The group made The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.