Gladys Knight

Pencil Portrait by Antonio Bosano.

Gladys Knight Pencil Portrait
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More than a decade ago, Gladys Knight was telling audiences her retirement was nigh. Now in her mid 70’s, she’s still going strong; for sure, a little less nimble on her feet but with the pipes more than intact and still with a lower register to die for.

It’s a bittersweet ninety minute show, with liberal sprinklings of her hits and best album tracks interspersed with memories of her fallen label comrades, Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston. I bought five of Aretha’s Atlantic albums recently and the experience wore me out with listener fatigue. One frenzied ‘full-on’ high octane performance after another was simply too much. “Our Glads,” the Empress of Soul, may have been second in the vocal cords department to “The Queen,” but she knew how to pace an album better, at least to my ears.

She has recorded two number-one Billboard Hot 100 singles (“Midnight Train to Georgia” and “That’s What Friends Are For”), eleven number-one R&B singles, and six number-one R&B albums. She has won seven Grammy Awards (four as a solo artist and three with the Pips) and is an inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with her backing group. She also recorded the theme song for the 1989 James Bond film “Licence to Kill,” and is listed as one of Rolling Stone magazine’s 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. Fame, of course, has also taken its toll.

A ten year gambling addiction, the loss of her son with a heart attack, three failed marriages and an enduring fourth, Gladys Knight, barring drug addiction, has seen it all. Today, seventeen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren keep her busy

A true survivor.