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Gloria Williams

Birth
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Death 2000 (aged 57–58)
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 47502745 · View Source
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she was an american singer notable the original lead singer of an early Martha and The Vandellas with Martha Reeves Rosalind Ashford and Annette Beard
Williams auditioned for the group in 1957 she found herself in the christened Del Phis The group performed in benefits and high school parties before being signed to the Chess Records subsidiary Checkmate (later bought by Motown Records). Williams sung lead on an early single, "There He Is (At My Door)", on the Mel-O-Dy subsidiary of Motown after the group changed their name to The Vels.
However, when the single flopped, a frustrated Williams left the group leaving the band as a trio. The group went on to international fame with Reeves as lead singer under the name of Martha and the Vandellas.
She got a job working for the city of Detroit, and died in 2000.


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  • Created by: Jim Ditton
  • Added: 3 Feb 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 47502745
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gloria Williams (1942–2000), Find A Grave Memorial no. 47502745, ; Maintained by Jim Ditton (contributor 46569765) Unknown.