Merald "Knight" Jr.

Merald Woodlow "Bubba" Knight, Jr. (born September 4, 1942 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American R&B/soul singer, best known as a member of Gladys Knight & the Pips. The older brother of lead singer Gladys Knight, Bubba Knight served as the unofficial leader of the group, and was instrumental in handling the Pips' business matters. Gladys Knight & The Pips evolved out of The Pips.

The original Pips formed in Atlanta in 1952, with Gladys, Bubba, sister Brenda, plus cousins Elenor and William Guest singing supper club material during the week, and gospel music on Sundays. Bubba has lived in the Detroit area since the mid 1960s. He was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 4th, 1942 (Atlanta)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1957

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist

Notes: Also known as Bubba Knight.


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 103756 11/26/1957 Ching chong Gladys Knight and the Pips vocalist  
Decca 103757 11/26/1957 Whistle my love Gladys Knight and the Pips vocalist  


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