Glass House

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s

Biography

Tyrone ‘Ty’ Hunter (14 July 1940, USA, d. 24 February 1981), Scherrie Payne (b. 14 November 1944, Detroit, Michigan, USA), Larry Mitchell, Pearl Jones and Eric Dunham made up this Detroit, Michigan-based group. Hunter’s prolific career had begun in the Voice Masters, after which he followed a solid, if unspectacular, solo path. Pearl Jones, meanwhile, was a back-up singer for several acts, including Billy Stewart and Mitch Ryder. Glass House secured a US R&B Top 10 hit in 1969 with ‘Crumbs Off The Table’, but despite minor hits between 1970 and 1972 on Invictus Records, Payne’s concurrent solo releases accelerated their demise. Scherrie, sister of singer Freda, joined the Supremes in 1973 and stayed there for two years. She later returned to the R&B chart in 1987 with ‘Incredible’ (a duet with Phillip Ingram) and ‘Testify’. Hunter had, meanwhile, replaced C.P. Spencer in the Originals but died of lung...

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