Joni Sledge, who has died at age 60 of unknown causes, was one of four siblings who banded together to create the music group Sister Sledge.
Formed in Philadelphia in 1971, their career really lifted off after they were put together with the writer-producers Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards (the masterminds of Chic). With the sisters, the prolific pair set about creating We Are Family (1979): it became one of their most memorable achievements, and the group’s definitive album. More insite from NPR.
Sister Sledge’s Big Hits
- We Are Family
- He’s The Greatest Dancer
- Lost In Music