Death of Sarah Dash, member of the group Labelle made famous by “Lady Marmalade”

Death of Sarah Dash, member of the group Labelle made famous by “Lady Marmalade”
Death of Sarah Dash, member of the group Labelle made famous by “Lady Marmalade”

The singer who enjoyed success with the Labelle trio in the 1970s has just died at the age of 76.

Singer Sarah Dash, member of the group Labelle who became famous in 1975 with the hit Lady Marmalade, died Monday at the age of 76. As reported by Guardian, the cause of his death has not been communicated.

The American group, made up of Nona Hendryx, Patti LaBelle and Sarah Dash, rose to the top of the Billboard charts with this song, which has been covered many times since – notably in 2001 by Christina Aguilera, Lil ‘Kim, Pink and Mya for the band. -original film Red Mill!. Patti LaBelle reacted to the death of her former comrade in a press release relayed by Billboard:

“We were on stage together as late as Saturday, and it was such a special and powerful moment. Sarah Dash was an incredibly talented, beautiful and loving soul. She has brightened my life and the lives of so many others. in ways (…) (She was) a loyal friend and a voice to those who didn’t have one (…) Like her relatives and fans, my heart is broken. “

Tour with the Rolling Stones

Sarah Dash was born in 1945 in New Jersey. Before becoming the Labelle trio, the group knew several names and several formations, in which it was present. It was when they took this new name, in 1971, that success came. They published six albums in the 1970s, including Nightbirds in 1975, on which appears the famous single. They separated in 1976, and Sarah Dash began a solo career.

The singer released four albums under her name between 1978 and 1988. The first of them, Sarah Dash, contained the single Sinner Man, the only one of his solo titles to enter the Billboard charts. Subsequently, she worked in the studio for Nile Rodgers or Keith Richards. Her voice also appears on the album Steel Wheels of the Rolling Stones. She also went on tour with the British group.

As recalled Billboard, she presented her one-woman-show, Dash of Diva, in the 1990s. She reunited with her classmates from Labelle in 2008 for a reunion album, Back To Now.

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