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Gloria Lynne Legend

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Legendary vocalist Gloria Lynne was born Gloria Alleyne November 23, in New York City, Gloria Lynne is an American vocalist on several rhythm and blues hits in the 1950s and 1960s. Lynne grew up in Harlem and won first prize at the "Amateur Night" at the Apollo Theater. She recorded as part of groups The Enchanters and The Dell-Tones in the 1950s. She recorded a a soloist under her birth name, though most of her work was released under her stage name on the Everest Records and Fontana Records labels.

In the 1960s, she had several hits including "June Night," "Love I Found You," and "I Wish You Love" (1964), which became her signature song. Lynne then toured with Ray Charles, Billy Eckstine and Ella Fitzgerald.

Lynne moved into jazz in her later career and performed with many of the jazz greats, including Quincy Jones, Bobby Timmons, Philly Joe Jones, and Harry "Sweets" Edison.

She was given a Pioneer Award by the Rhythm and Blues Foundation in 1997.

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