Sunday, December 27, 2015

Pipobit: William Guest

William Guest, one of The Pips, as in Gladys Knight And The..., has died.

Guest was a Pip from 1953 through to 1989, appearing on all the Gladys Knight tracks across that time - yes, this, especially:


William was Gladys' cousin; a second cousin, Eleanor, was originally with the band but left to get married.

Post-pipping, William became a CEO of the Crew Records, in partnership with fellow pip Edward Patten.

Guest died on Christmas Eve, from congestive heart failure. He was 74.