Albertina Walker, Queen of Gospel, Passes at 81 October 15, 2010Posted by David W. King in Uncategorized.
Albertina Walker, who is widely known as “The Queen of Gospel”, died on Friday after a long battle with respiratory problems. It has been reported that Albertina Walker was admitted in the hospital since August 29, which was her 81st birthday.
The world of gospel music is saddened with the death of Albertina Walker, who died at the age of 81. Albertina Walker was born in Chicago in 1929 and at the young age of 4, she started to sing for the children’s choir of the West Point Baptist Church.
By the age of 22, Albertina Walker started her own gospel group named “Caravan”. The famous group of Albertina Walker soon became a household name with memorable hits like “Sweeping Through the City”, “Mary Don’t You Weep” and “Walk Around Heaven”.
Albertina Walker achieved great success for her song “Put A Little Love In Your Heart”. In her long career expanding over four decades, Albertina Walker released more than 60 albums and also earned lot of awards.