Veteran Motown R&B singer, Mable John, Passed away at 91

Mable John was an American blues vocalist and was the first female signed by Berry Gordy to Motown’s Tamla label.

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What Caused the Death of Mable John?

Mable John passed away in Los Angeles on August 25, 2022, when he was 91 years old. According to her nephew Kevin John, she passed away on Thursday at her Los Angeles residence. However, her cause of death was kept a secret. Because “we liked her and she was a nice person,” Kevin’s aunt has recently fed the homeless through her Los Angeles charity.

She was well known for being Little Willie John’s older sister, an R&B legend whose notoriety preceded her own. Information on Her Memorial is still pending, though.

Mable John Age, Family, and Early Life

The oldest of at least nine siblings, Mable John was born on November 3, 1930, in Bastrop, Louisiana.  She was 91 years old at the time of her death. She and her parents relocated to northern Arkansas at an early age, where her father obtained employment at a paper mill close to Cullendale, the birthplace of two sisters and four of her brothers, including R&B performer Little Willie John.

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The family moved to Detroit in 1941 after her father was able to get a better job, and it was there that two more brothers were born. However, as of right now, nothing about her mother is mentioned on her Wikipedia page. Therefore, Once we learn more about her and her family, we will update whatever is relevant to her.

Mable John Career, What was her profession?

She accepted a position as an insurance agent at Friendship Mutual Insurance Agency. Gordy started coaching her and would play the piano for John at neighborhood events. This went on until 1959, only a few weeks before Billie Holiday passed away, John performed at her final Detroit performance at the Flame Show bar on John R Street. John started recording with Gordy in the same year.

Although she was initially signed to United Artists, nothing was ever made public there. She eventually was one of the first musicians to sign with Gordy’s own label, Tamla. She failed to find popularity when she released “Who Wouldn’t Love a Man Like That?” as her debut Tamla record in 1960.

John worked as a Raelette for many years after leaving Motown, providing the music for many of Ray Charles’ successes. Again attempting a solo career in 1966, she signed with Stax Records. “Your Good Thing (Is About to End)” was the first track she released under the label. Joy Community Outreach, a nonprofit organization that feeds Los Angeles’s homeless, was started by John in 1986.

John graduated with a Doctor of Divinity degree in 1993 from the Crenshaw Christian Center in south Los Angeles. In John Sayles’ 2007 film Honeydripper, she portrayed veteran blues singer Bertha Mae. She also made an appearance in the 2014 Oscar-winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom.

Which school and college did She go to?

She attended Cleveland Intermediate School, and then Pershing High School.

Mable John Net Worth, How much does She earn?

The net worth of this person is currently unclear due to the lack of publicly accessible personal information.

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Mable John Husband, What about her relationship?

She was married four times according to the sources available on the internet and she also has four sons but we do not know about her husband.

Was She available on any social media platforms?

We did not find her on other social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter as we assume she might not be available on it or might be available with a different username.

We will update this section if we get any lead in the future regarding her social media presence on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, or any other platforms.

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Hair ColourBlonde
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Sexual OrientationStraight

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