Pips Singer Passes Away

December 26th, 2015 | by Annie
Pips Singer Passes Away


William Guest an original member of the group known as Gladys Knight and the Pips, passed away Thursday at the age of 74. William Guest died in Detroit of congestive heart failure.

The group split to allow Gladys Knight to pursue a solo career while Guest and his fellow Pip Edward Patten formed their own production company, Patten and Guest Productions. Following Patten’s 2005 death, Guest continued to manage artists as CEO of Crew Records, which he had formed with other members of Patten’s family.  Gladys Knight & the Pips embarked on their final tour in 1988 and disbanded upon its conclusion.  Their musical quartet were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 and later the Apollo Hall of Fame in 2006. 

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