Posted by on 02/07/2014

The daily Five@5 celebrates the life of Happy Birthday: Mabel John, who was born on Nov. 3 1930.

Check out these interesting tidbits of information below:

1. Mable John was the first female singing artists signed to Berry Gordy’s Tamla record label.

2. Mable John is the sister of legendary R&B singer Little Willie John.

3. After Mable John left Motown in 1962, she spent several years backing Ray Charles as a Raelette.

4. In 1966, Mable John resurfaced on Stax Records as a solo artist, releasing the hit R&B single “Your Good Thing is About to End.”

5. Mable John retired from secular music in 1973, to manage Christian gospel artists.