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Edna Wright (1945–2020), Honey Cone lead singer

by Kirk Fox

Edna Wright was the lead singer of the R&B group Honey Cone who were 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 1960’s 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 number one with the 1971 funk/R&B song “Want Ads” which knocked 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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