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September 14, 2020 7:46 pm  #1

Edna Wright R.I.P.

The lead singer of the all girl group Honey Cone has passed

Edna Wright who was the younger sister of music legend Darlene Love was 74

Cause of death was a heart attack.

Honey Cone were named after a favourite ice cream flavour

No doubt best known for their 1971 chart hit Want Ads.

"Extra extra read all about it

Wanted -- young man single and free

Experience in love preferred but will accept a young trainee"

You know the song. It's a great tune

May Ms. Wright rest in peace 


Last edited by unclefester (September 14, 2020 8:02 pm)


September 14, 2020 8:02 pm  #2

Re: Edna Wright R.I.P.

Thanks very much, unclefester. I had seen her passing noted in a newsletter I receive and had wanted to find a proper article about her to post, but then it had slipped my mind. Not sure if I had ever read in the past about her being Darlene Love's sister, but if I had I had forgotten. Here's an article about her career and passing.


September 14, 2020 8:50 pm  #3

Re: Edna Wright R.I.P.

Billboard Magazine paid tribute not only to the late singer but the group's iconic #1 song, "Want Ads."

Lots of interesting trivia here, including who was behind their big hit and some of the background on how the song and the Honey Cone itself came to be. 

Forever No. 1: The Honey Cone’s ‘Want Ads’ 


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