Today’s Music Minute features singer Edward Patten, who was born on this day in Atlanta in 1939.
Patten was an original member of the Pips, who rose to fame singing backup with Gladys Knight in songs like this one: “Midnight Train to Georgia.”
Patten and his fellow pips never found any solo commercial success before his death in 2005.
But without their distinctive harmonies, songs like this may never have become the iconic hits they are today.
Check out the Pips performing without Knight on the Richard Pryor Show: