Dorothy Love Coates

Dorothy Love

About Dorothy Love Coates

Dorothy Love Coates

Dorothy Love

January 30, 1928 - April 09, 2002

Place of Birth    :   Birmingham, Michigan, U.S.

Dorothy Love Coates, born Dorothy McGriff , was an American gospel singer, songwriter, composer, and actress. Coates rose to stardom in the 1950s as a member of The Original Gospel Harmonettes. With her "raggedy" voice and preacher's fire she could outsing the most powerful hard gospel male singers of the era. She was also a notable composer, writing songs such as "You Can't Hurry God (He's Right On Time)", "99 and a Half Won't Do" and "That's Enough".