Thursday, February 3, 2011

"Please, Mr. Postman," vocalist is no longer with us

Gladys Horton, original lead singer of the Marveletts

One of the best songs with a postal theme is the 1961 classic,  "Please Mr. Postman," sung by The Marvelettes.

Gladys Horton, a founding member of the group and lead singer, died in California last week of a stroke.

The Marvelettes who sang lead on their 1961 classic "Please Mr. Postman," died January 26th in Sherman Oaks, California from complications related a stroke. She was 66.

The Marvelettes were one of the first Motown all-girl groups, paving th way for the Ronettes, The Supremes and others.

Click here to see a video of their performance.

Do you have any memories of the song you would like to share?


Anonymous said...

I love that when I click on 'here' to see the video, I am denied access because it is not postal related. Love the song and am sorry that this era of music icons are disappearing.

Anonymous said...

Thanks the song is now in my head!! hehe I agree it's sad to see that era slowing going away.

Anonymous said...

I thought she was older than 17 when she sang tht song. Who knew.

Anonymous said...

Too bad the postal computers deny access to this.