Margaret Ann William Has Died
They may not have had the same hairstylist — or maybe they did — but Elvis Presley and Ann Williams made beautiful music together.
Margaret Ann Williams died on 1 October, after a long career as a soul singer, most notably with the Sweet Inspirations, the female group that provided a gospel flavor to Presley’s live shows and many recordings in the late 1960s and ’70s.
Williams joined the group when Cissy Houston left in 1969, and enjoyed a short run with Elvis, including an appearance in the 1970 documentary, “That’s the Way It Is.”
She mysteriously left the King’s court during a summer 1971 engagement at Lake Tahoe. Besides Elvis, she sang extensively with Aretha Franklin, who called her “Taurus.”