Wanda Younger, singer within the Motown doo-wop woman group The Marvelettes, died earlier this month outdoors of Detroit.
Younger, 78, died Dec. 15 of issues of continual obstructive pulmonary illness, her daughter Meta Ventress told The New York Times Saturday.
Younger changed one other singer within the Michigan group when Motown head Berry Gordy signed the band in 1961. A month later, The Marvelettes’ “Please Mr. Postman” grew to become the primary music on the younger label to achieve the highest of the charts.
The group adopted the hit with widespread songs like “My Child Should Be A Magician” and “Don’t Mess With Invoice,” which each featured Younger offering lead vocals.
The frequent collaborator of Smokey Robinson is survived by three kids; seven grandchildren; a great-grandson; 4 sisters and 4 brothers.