Joni Sledge (Sister Sledge) RIP

_95118396_26264954-d249-47da-b80e-4a281610e158Sister Sledge’s We Are Family is one of the disco classics with the hit being a staple of the form. Joni Sledge -one of the sisters and founder members of the group has died at her home in Phoenix at the age of 60. Sister Sledge were known for their tight harmonies and classic Nile Rodgers produced dancefloor classics – the first project the dance genius tackled after his own breakthrough with Chic.

Sledge and her sisters Debbie, Kim and Kathy formed the Sister Sledge in 1971 in Philadelphia, their hometown, but struggled for years before success came when they met Rodgers and Bernard Edwards.

The vocal group’s other hits were “He’s the Greatest Dancer” and “My Guy.”

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