One Wright, best known as the lead singer of The Honey Cone, the girl group that went to No. 1 in the Hot 100 with the song “Want Ads” in 1971, has died.
Wright’s sister, singer Darlene Love, confirmed the news of her death with a statement posted on social media on Saturday night (September 12).
“I am in complete shock and so heartbroken by the sudden loss of my beautiful baby sister,”
“I didn’t just get into the Honey Cone,” Wright said in an interview in 2019, talking about her group with Carolyn Willis and Shelley Clark, formed in the late ’60s. “It simply came to my notice then. I watched Diana Ross. I looked at Martha Reeves and said, “Oh, that’s phenomenal.”
“It was very positive,” she told I Want Ads, reflecting the success. “She was a girl who was just tired of being stupid. She was one of those girls who knew how to say no and knew how to reach for what she wanted. “
Wright added: “I always try to release positive songs that reflect that I can look through this life and say, ‘Yes, it was me. I am proud of this. “
“We have something that everyone needs to know. We have one mouth and we have two ears. We need to learn to hear and listen better and talk less, and then we will gain what we follow, ”she said.
Highlights in the Honey Cone chart also include “Stick Up” from 1971, as well as “One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show” and “The Day I Found Myself” from 1972.