Pamela (center) with her sisters, Wanda and Sheila
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-Tb80rmPt4 "Best of My Love
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=god7hAPv8f0 "Boogie Wonderland
Just as folks were celebrating "September" by Earth, Wind and Fire last week, a woman who sang with the dynamic 70s group, the Emotions, AND who sang with EW&F on their hit "Boogie Wonderland" passed away after a long fight with breast cancer.
Lead singer Pamela Hutchinson of the Emotions passed at age 61 on Friday September 17th. She and her sisters, Wanda and Sheila formed the group. In '77 they won a Grammy for "Best Performance by a Duo or Group for their big hit, "Best of My Love."
Second loss was Edna Wright. She was the lead singer in the R&B group Honey Cone. Pictured in the center above, she left this mortal coil at age 76 on September 12th. She was the sister of singer Darlene Love, famous in her own right. Honey Cone's biggest hit was "Want Ads" and "One Monkey Don't Stop No Show."
Rest in Power to both divas!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Gfzj2EOing "One Monkey Don't Stop No Show
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2cQ47VVzU0 - "Want Ads"
(Oh Lord. I remember wearing those hot pants. They were all the rage)