Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Gladys Knight takes the ‘midnight train’ to Cache Creek
BROOKS, Calif. – Gladys Knight, whose name is forever synonymous with “the Pips,” is an icon of the golden Motown era of the 1960s, charting several hit singles, including "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" (1967), "The Nitty Gritty" (1969),"Friendship Train" (1969), "If I Were Your Woman" (1970), "I Don't Want To Do Wrong" (1971), the Grammy winner "Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)" (1972), and "Daddy Could Swear (I Declare)" (1973). Now singing on her own, Knight can be seen performing for her fans at Cache Creek Casino Resort’s Club 88 on March 13 at 8 p.m.
The success of Gladys Knight and the Pips continued even after they left Motown in 1973 with hits such as the Grammy-winning "Midnight Train to Georgia", "I've Got to Use My Imagination", and "Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me." This famous union eventually ended however, and Knight toured and recorded as a solo artist after the Pips retired in 1988. The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.
Working without her longtime backup singers, Knight went on to record two duets with her friend Johnny Mathis in the 1980s, "When a Child Is Born" and "The Lord's Prayer," which have become yearly Christmas staples on radio and in record stores. They also charted with the #1 R&B hits "Save the Overtime (For Me)" (1983) and another Grammy winner--"Love Overboard" (1987).
Gladys has joined forces with other artists as well, including Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, and Elton John on the 1986 AIDS benefit single, "That's What Friends Are For" which won a Grammy for Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal. In 1989, Knight recorded the title track for the James Bond movie License to Kill, a top 10 hit both in the UK and Germany. Now a legend in the music industry after four decades, she continues to tour and record, playing to sold out crowds across the U.S.
Tickets are available now through Tickets.com on the web: www.Tickets.com or by phone: (800) 225-2277 or at: www.CacheCreek.com or Cache Creek Casino Resort at the guest services desk for $89, $79, and $65.