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Edna Wright (1944–2020), Honey Cone lead singer

by Kirk Fox

Edna Wright was the lead singer of the R&B group Honey Cone, known for their 1971 hit “Want Ads.” She was the sister of popular singer Darlene Love.  

Honey Cone Lead Singer  

Wright began her career singing back-up for Ray Charles and the Righteous Brothers. She released a single in the 1960s under the stage name Sandy Wynns. Wright formed the R&B girl group Honey Cone in 1969 with Carolyn Willis and Shelly Clark. The group hit No. 1 with the 1971 funk/R&B song “Want Ads,” knocking the Rolling Stones’ “Brown Sugar” from the top spot. Honey Cone broke up in 1973 and Wright would go on to sing back-up for many bands and artists including U2, Cher, and Aaron Neville. Wright was the younger sister of popular singer Darlene Love.   

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Full Obituary: New York Daily News


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