EDNA WRIGHT, LEAD SINGER OF 'HONEY CONE', DIES AT 76

Sep 14, 2020

By Bob Komsic

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Edna Wright, lead singer of the early ’70s R & B group Honey Cone, has died.
Wright, who reportedly suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), suffered a heart attack.
(Edna Wright, centre)
Honey Cone, a  probably best known for their top 1971 Billboard hit ”Want Ads”.
The trio was made up of Wright, Shelly Clark and Carolyn Willis.
”Working together with Edna was magical,” recalls Willis.
Playing guitar on ”Want Ads” was 16-year-old Ray Parker Jr., who would later hit Number 1 in 1984 with his signature song ”Ghostbusters.”
Honey Cone’s other hits included 1972’s ”One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show.”
The trio went their separate ways in 1973. 
Wright released her first solo album three years later.
In the 1980s and 90s she sang back up for many acts including U2, Kim Carnes and Aaron Neville.
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