The trio departed Motown in 1973 for a better deal with Buddah Records, and that year was even more lucrative for them. They were well-known for successes like the Grammy-winning “Midnight Train to Georgia” (which topped both the pop and R&B charts), “I’ve Got to Use My Imagination,” “The Way We Were/Try to Remember,” and “Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me.”
During the summer of 1974, Knight and the Pips collaborated with producer Curtis Mayfield to record the soundtrack for the film Claudine. Songs on the soundtrack included “On and On,” “The Makings of You,” and “Make Yours a Happy Home.”
Their triumph expanded mainly throughout Europe, and particularly to the United Kingdom. Several of their singles on Buddah Records were UK hits several years after their US debut. For example, three years after its first triumph in the United States, “Midnight Train to Georgia” entered the Top 5 of the UK singles chart in the summer of 1976.
During this moment of increased notoriety, Knight appeared in the film Pipe Dreams, a romantic drama set in Alaska. Despite the film’s box office failure, Knight was nominated for Best New Actress at the Golden Globes.
How long has Gladys been married to William McDowell?
Gladys and William McDowell have been married for over two decades now. In comparison to William McDowell, who is in his early 60s, Gladys is 14 years younger. In 2022, Gladys will be 77 years old.
The couple had been married for twenty years by the time they commemorated their twentieth wedding anniversary. They currently reside in Asheville, North Carolina.
They both share ownership of Canton’s defunct Reynolds High School, where McDowell attended. The singer is currently married to William McDowell after previously getting married and then divorced.