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Merald "Bubba" Knight

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Merald "Bubba" Knight
Birth nameMerald Woodlow Knight, Jr.
Also known asBubba
Born (1942-09-04) September 4, 1942 (age 77)
Atlanta, Georgia
GenresR&B, soul music
Occupation(s)singer, songwriter, producer
Associated actsGladys Knight & the Pips

Merald Woodlow "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.[1] The older brother of lead singer Gladys Knight,[2] 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.[3]

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.[4][5] Bubba has lived in the Detroit area since the mid 1960s. He was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.[5]


  1. ^ "Pips out of the background". Anchorage Daily News. June 12, 1978. p. 11. Retrieved March 7, 2012.
  2. ^ Unterberger, Richie. "Biography: Gladys Knight". Allmusic. Retrieved May 30, 2010.
  3. ^ "Classic Motown - Gladys Knight & The Pips". Motown. Archived from the original on August 17, 2011. Retrieved September 4, 2011.
  4. ^ "Glady Knight & The Pips Still Sizzle After 35 Years Together". Jet. January 25, 1988. Retrieved March 7, 2012.
  5. ^ a b "Gladys Knight and the Pips Biography". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved March 7, 2012.
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