Merald "Bubba" Knight
|Merald "Bubba" Knight|
|Birth name||Merald Knight, Jr.|
September 4, 1942 |
|Genres||R&B, soul music|
|Occupations||singer, songwriter, producer|
|Associated acts||Gladys Knight & the Pips|
Merald "Bubba" Knight, Jr. (born September 4, 1942, in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American R&B/soul singer, best known as a member of Gladys Knight & the Pips. The older brother of lead singer Gladys Knight, Bubba Knight served as the unofficial leader of the group, and was instrumental in handling the Pips' business matters. Gladys Knight & The Pips evolved out of The Pips.
The original Pips formed in Atlanta in 1952, with Gladys, Bubba, sister Brenda, plus cousins Elenor and William Guest singing supper club material during the week, and gospel music on Sundays. Bubba has lived in the Detroit area since the mid 1960s. He was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.
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