Sunday, October 24, 2021
News

'Lady Marmalade' singer Sarah Dash passes away at 76

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Los Angeles | Tuesday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
R&B singer and actress Sarah Dash passed away aged 76, according to Reed Gusciora, Mayor of Trenton.

"Our resident legend and Trenton's very first music ambassador, Sarah Dash, has passed away," Gusciora wrote on Facebook, reports deadline.com.

Dash, a Trenton native, was co-founder of Patti LaBelle and The Bluebelles, which opened for The Rolling Stones in the 1960s.

LaBelle and Dash went on to form the pioneering R&B/rock group LaBelle which was more adventurous musically and sartorially than its predecessor.

The group hit its peak in the mid-seventies with the song "Lady Marmalade," which went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The song went to the top of the charts again when it was famously re-recorded by Christina Aguilera, Ma, Pink and rapper Lil' Kim for the 'Moulin Rouge!' soundtrack.

After working with The Stones, Dash also performed in The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in 1978.

Grammy winner LaBelle posted a tribute to her friend and collaborator on Twitter, saying they sang together as recently as this past weekend.

"We were just on stage together on Saturday and it was such a powerful and special moment," LaBelle wrote.

The post further read: "Sarah Dash was an awesomely talented, beautiful, and loving soul who blessed my life and the lives of so many others in more ways than I can say.

"And I could always count on her to have my back! That's who Sarah was...loyal friend and a voice for those who didn't have one."

It ended by saying: "I am heart broken...Rest in power, my dear sister."

--IANS dc/kr

( 279 Words)

2021-09-21-12:18:09 (IANS)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS ()
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
 
MORE ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
Candlelight vigils to be held in memory ...
Sunburn Festival Goa 2021 to be held in ...
TV stars Ridhiema, Adhvik on why 'Karwa ...
Halyna Hutchins' husband honours late wi...
Hayden Christensen returning as Anakin S...
'Rust' director Joel Souza breaks silenc...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury calls Mamata Bane...
India will play key role in making our p...
Sohna will be connected by rail-road net...
One over ground LeT worker arrested in J...
Amit Shah arrives in J&K with PM Modi's ...
MoS Nityanand Rai and Delhi PC Rakesh As...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
US, Taiwan hold high-level meet on ... 
Asia Internet Coalition raises conc... 
Russian Foreign Ministry celebrates... 
Study sheds light on benefits of ea... 
T20 WC: Pakistan win toss, opt to b... 
Indonesia reports 623 newly-confirm... 
T20 WC: Asalanka, Rajapaksa shine a... 
'Missing' Baloch leaders extend sup...