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Gloria Jones (born 19 October 1945, in Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American singer. She first recorded the 1964 northern soul classic Tainted Love, later a hit for the British synth-pop duo Soft Cell in 1981.
Gloria Jones was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and moved to Los Angeles at the age of 8, where she first started singing. Gloria's first taste of fame came at the age of 14, when, while still at school, she formed with Frankie Kahrl and Billy Preston the successful gospel group the Cogic Singers.
Before Motown's release of Share My Love in 1973, Gloria Jones was primarily known as the co-composer of soul classics such as My Mistake by Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye and If I Were Your Woman by Gladys Knight & The Pips, along with her northern soul classic Tainted Love.
GLORIA JONES might be most famous for recording the original version of ‘Tainted Love’, the Northern Soul classic popularised by Soft Cell.
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