Marie Knight

Marie Knight

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Marie Knight (June 1, 1925 - August 30, 2009) was an American gospel and R&B singer. She was born Marie Roach in Sanford, Florida but grew up in Newark, New Jersey. Her father was a construction worker and the family were members of the Church of God in Christ. She first toured as a singer in 1939 with Frances Robinson, an evangelist. She married preacher Albert Knight in 1941; they were later divorced. In 1946, she made her first recordings, for Signature Records, as a member of The Sunset Four. Shortly afterwards, Sister Rosetta Tharpe saw her singing at the Golden Gate Auditorium in Harlem, on a bill with Mahalia Jackson, and invited Knight to join her on tour.show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 186g
  • Anim Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135748483
  • 9786135748482