Are any of the Pips still living?

Answered by Stephen Mosley

There are still members of the Pips who are alive today. However, it is important to note that the Pips have gone through various lineup changes throughout their career. The original Pips group consisted of Gladys Knight, her brother Merald “Bubba” Knight, and their cousins Edward Patten and William Guest.

As of now, Bubba Knight is the only surviving member of the original Pips group. He has continued to be involved in Gladys Knight’s career, taking on the role of her tour manager and occasionally joining her onstage during performances.

Unfortunately, both Edward Patten and William Guest have passed away. Eleanor Guest, another original Pips member who was married to William Guest, passed away on August 23, 1997, due to heart failure. Langston George, who joined the Pips later on, passed away on March 19, 2007, from congestive heart failure.

It is always sad to hear about the loss of beloved artists and musicians, and the passing of Pips members is no exception. Their contributions to the music industry and their collaborations with Gladys Knight have left a lasting impact on the world of soul and R&B music.

The Pips, with their smooth harmonies and dynamic stage presence, played an integral role in Gladys Knight’s success as a solo artist. Their performances together were known for their energy, chemistry, and the seamless blending of their voices. Their songs, such as “Midnight Train to Georgia” and “Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye),” became classics and continue to be beloved by fans worldwide.

While some members of the Pips have sadly passed away, Bubba Knight is still alive and actively involved in overseeing his sister’s career. The legacy of the Pips lives on through their timeless music and the memories they created together.