Thursday, January 27, 2011

Gladys Horton, Lead Singer of The Marvelettes, R. I. P.

Gladys Horton, the lead singer of the Marvelettes, whose 1961 recording of "Please Mr. Postman" became the first #1 pop hit in the history of Motown Records, passed away on Wednesday at Sherman Oaks, California at age 65.  She did not recover after having suffered a stroke.

Here is a 1960s kinescope of the Marvelettes' performance of "Mr. Postman" on a syndicated Detroit-based musical-variety television program entitled Teen Town.

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