Wanda Young, Member Of Motown's Marvelettes, Dead At 78


December 30, 2021

Wanda Young was a member of the Marvelettes

Wanda Young, a native of Inkster, Michigan, along with Gladys Horton, Juanita Cowart, Georgeanna Tillman, and Katherine Anderson, banded together as high school students to form the iconic record company's first girl group. The group released hits from "Please Mr. Postman" and "Don't Mess With Bill."

According to Detroit News, Young actually sang background vocals on "Postman" before joining the group in 1961 and becoming the lead singer. The group delivered Motown's first No. 1 hit with "Postman."

"We are so saddened by the news of Wanda Young of the Marvelettes passing," Motown said in a sta...

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