Edna Wright, best known as the lead singer of The Honey Con, a girl group that went to number 1 on the Hot 100 with the song “Want Ads”, has died in 1971.
Wright’s sister, singer Darlene Love, confirmed the news of her demise with a statement posted on social media on Saturday night (12 September).
Love wrote on Facebook, “I am completely shocked by the sudden death of my beautiful baby girl. “Please keep me and my family in your prayers for us during this sad time.”
“I was not settled in Honey Con,” Wright said in an interview in 2019, speaking of her group with Carolyn Willis and Shelly Clarke, formed in the late ’60s. “I dreamed it. I saw Diana Ross. I saw Martha Reeves, and I said, ‘Oh, this is unprecedented.”
“It was very positive,” she said, “want ads,” reflecting on the hit. “It was a girl who was really stupid. She was a girl who knew how to say no, and she knew how she wanted to reach him.”
Wright said, “I always try to present positive songs that show that I can look at this life and say, ‘Yes, that was me. I’m proud of that.”
“We have something that everyone should know. We have one mouth, and we have two ears. We must learn to listen better and listen and speak less, and then we will win what we are going after. ,” he said.
Honey Con’s chart highlights included 1971’s “Stick Up” as well as 1972’s “One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show” and “The Day I Found My Self”.