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.
- Died: Saturday, September 12. (Who else died on September 12?)
- Details of Death: Died at the age of 75.
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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