William Guest (singer)
Guest (left) with Gladys Knight & the Pips, 1974
|Birth name||William Franklin Guest|
July 2, 1941|
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
December 24, 2015 (aged 74)|
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
|Genres||R&B, pop music|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, songwriter, producer|
|Associated acts||Gladys Knight & the Pips|
Guest was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and was a cousin of Gladys Knight. Following his stint with The Pips, he and fellow Pip Edward Patten formed Patten and Guest Productions, and following Patten's death in 2005, he continued to manage artists though the Crew Entertainment company he formed with members of Patten's family.
- Guest, William Franklin; Ziegler, Dr. Dame Dhyana (2012). Midnight Train From Georgia: A Pip's Journey. Boston: Branden Books. ISBN 978-0828324694.
- "Gladys Knight & The Pips Still Sizzle After 35 Years Together". Jet. January 25, 1988. Retrieved March 7, 2012.
- Dollar, Steve (October 11, 1992). "A Pip of a record mogul: with indie label, William Guest helps newcomers make music". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. p. K2. Retrieved March 7, 2012.
- "William Guest, Longtime Member of Gladys Knight and the Pips, Dies at 74". The New York Times. Associated Press. 27 December 2015. p. A16.
- "Gladys Knight and the Pips Biography". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved March 7, 2012.
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