Gladys Knight – 75 years old
The Atlanta native sang with her brother and cousin in Gladys Knight & the Pips. 1961’s “Every Beat of My Heart” began their chart career. “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” was their first hit on Motown, and “Midnight Train to Georgia” (on Buddah in 1973) was their first chart-topper. The group entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.