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The Empress of soul is coming to Zurich

"I just don't want to stop," sang Gladys Knight the end of June in the former Apollo theatre Manchester full of enthusiasm. The 75-year-old singer could easily walk in retirement: seven Grammys, countless number 1 albums and Singles, and many awards to crown the career of the "Empress of soul", which is counted by the music magazine "Rolling Stone" the 100 greatest singers of the world.

at the age of four years, Knight sang in the local Church and recorded soon competitions on smaller achievements in singing. Together with family members, she founded shortly afterwards, the group Gladys Knight & The Pips, which is recorded from the mid-60s, one of the most successful soul bands of all time is rise and for over 20 years in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Parallel to the success of the group at the end of the ' 80s, broke up, came the solo career of the Knight to the rolls.

there Is a large number in the Soul: "I Don't Want To Know". Video: YouTube/GladysKnightVEVO

In the course of this performed with almost all the big names of show business, such as Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Dionne Warwick and Ray Charles. Furthermore, sang Knight in 1997 for the then-incumbent US President, Bill Clinton, set to the James Bond theme song "Licence to Kill". You stepped up to big sports events, such as at the Superbowl in 2019 (the second-oldest singer to Aretha Franklin), to the 1996 Olympic Games and even in the context of the Wrestling mega-show "Wrestlemania".

Successful great-grandmother

although in the presence of highlights, and have been a Knight based on the charts, or media presence, especially a Star between the 60s and 80s. Nevertheless, more recent albums succeeded. Especially in the area of Gospels and Spirituals Gladys Knight is more successful than ever on the road.

And, it should be her after sixty years in show business, but once is too much, there is restraint in the family: The American is now a multiple grandmother and even great-grandmother – as a successor with just as large a voice?

Mo 15.7. — 20 hrs
theatre 11
Thurgauerstr. 7
entry 66-150 franc

Created: 10.07.2019, 13:17 PM

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