Midnight Train to Georgia Gladys Knight with her cousins and brother a Billboard Top 100 single # 1 on Billboard and they had eleven R&B number ones. 7 Grammy Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Rolling Stone Top 100 Greatest Singers of All-Time. Every Beat of My Heart. Native Atlantan.

Marvin Gaye’s I Heard it Through the Grapevine did not come-out until AFTER Gladys Knight and the Pips released their version.  The Pips were named for her cousin.

 

If I were Your Woman.

 

Curtis Mayfield Johnny Mathis and Diana Ross and the Supremes Dionne Warwick Stevie Wonder Aretha Franklin Natalie Cole Ray Charles Patti LaBelle and Gladys Knight recorded and worked together on the big stage.

 

Now on the biggest stage of all Gladys Knight is center stage in her hometown and mine Atlanta at Super Bowl LIII Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium in front of a worldwide audience of a billion viewers.  I watched a Super Bowl in another nation and they have their own commentators.

 

O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

 

Gladys Knight a civil rights activist criticized Colin Kaepernick for kneeling during the national anthem.

 

19 of the 20 most-watched television shows of all time in the United States are Super Bowl broadcasts.

 

 

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