One of my favorite lead singers was the lovely Gladys Horton. I had the pleasure of working with her at Hart Plaza in Detroit around 1990. She was such a classy one.. I loved her so much and her voice carried such emotion. Songs like " Don't Mess with Bill", Too Many Fish in the Sea", and "My BAby Must be a Magician" top my favorites list of Motown golden hits. It was a joy to be backstage watching the awesome Ms Horton and the Marvelettes perform. RIP Ms H
The Marvelettes in 1963. Clockwise from top left: Gladys Horton, Katherine Anderson, Georgeanna Tillman, and Wanda Young.
LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Gladys Horton, lead singer of Motown girl group the Marvelettes whose hits included "Please Mr. Postman" -- the Detroit label's first No. 1 -- has died at the age of 66, her son said Thursday.
Motown founder Berry Gordy led tributes to Horton, who died Wednesday in a nursing home north of Los Angeles where she had been recovering from a stroke. "I am so saddened to hear of the passing of another Motown great, one of our first, Gladys Horton, who with the Marvelettes, recorded our first No. 1 hit, 'Please Mr. Postman,' and many others," Berry said.
Gladys Horton Obituary