By the time Gladys Knight and the Pips were signed to Motown, the young woman was a seasoned music business veteran, having toured as a teenager in the late '50s with such R&B stars as Little Willie John and Sam Cooke. (The Detroit News archives)

By the time Gladys Knight and the Pips were signed to Motown, the young woman was a seasoned music business veteran, having toured as a teenager in the late '50s with such R&B stars as Little Willie John and Sam Cooke. (The Detroit News archives)

Gladys Knight and The Pips (William Guest, Edward Patten and Merald “Bubba” Knight) in 1964. Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Corbis.

"1960s"

Gladys Knight and The Pips (William Guest, Edward Patten and Merald “Bubba” Knight) in 1964. Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Corbis.

The 3 Legends<3 - Miss Patti LaBelle, Miss Chaka Khan & (Queen) Gladys Knight!!

The 3 Legends<3 - Miss Patti LaBelle, Miss Chaka Khan & (Queen) Gladys Knight!!

Gladys Knight 68 ~  My heroine Ms Gladys  Looking beautiful!!  ♥

Kim Kardashian in Clive Davis 2012 Pre-GRAMMY Gala

Which Old School Diva are YOU?

Which Old School Diva are YOU?

~ The Beautiful and Oh So Beautiful -- Gladys Knights Style Evolution

Singer-Songwriter, Actress, Businesswoman, Humanitarian, and Author. Gladys Maria Knight aka the "Empress of Soul". Seven time Grammy Award Winner and lead vocalist of the hit soul group Gladys Knight and The Pips.

Singer-Songwriter, Actress, Businesswoman, Humanitarian, and Author. Gladys Maria Knight aka the "Empress of Soul". Seven time Grammy Award Winner and lead vocalist of the hit soul group Gladys Knight and The Pips.

Gladys Knight, one of my favorite female singers of all time

Gladys Knight, one of my favorite female singers of all time

Gladys Knigth & The Pips - Neither One Of Us(Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye) - love the moves from these old groups. Lol.

Gladys Knigth & The Pips - Neither One Of Us(Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye) - love the moves from these old groups. Lol.

Aunt Gladys is remarkable! She is as lovely as ever. I saw her perform on 8.8.14 at the Hollywood Bowl, and she sounds as great as she did back in 1968! - Nicky J.

Aunt Gladys is remarkable! She is as lovely as ever. I saw her perform on 8.8.14 at the Hollywood Bowl, and she sounds as great as she did back in 1968! - Nicky J.

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