The quartet Marvelettes successfully make it to the recording business after their second audition in which they sang 'Please Mr. Postman,' which became a hit. The song was co-written with Dobbins' friend and songwriter William Garrett. The song became famous included its album which skyrocketed to the top of the charts.
"My mother died peacefully," Horton's son, Vaughn Thornton, said Thursday morning in a statement released by the Motown Alumni Association. "She fought as long as she could." She is survived by Vaughn and another son. Funeral arrangements are pending.
Watch Gladys Horton and fellow member of the Marvelettes performing Please Mr. Postman.
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