Obituaries – Gladys Horton

Co-founder of Motown girl group The Marvelettes, Gladys Horton has died at the age of 66.

They we’re signed to Berry Gordy’s Tamla label, and in 1961 they recorded “Please Mr. Postman” which became a US number one, Horton was 15 at the time.

They originally called themselves the Casinyets-short for “Can’t sing yet” Their hit song was also covered by the Beatles which went to the top of the US chart, and in 1974 it was a hit for the carpenters.

Her son Vaughn Thomas, said she died on Wednesday in a nursing home in Sherman Oaks, Califonia