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SISTER SLEDGE
Four sisters: Kim Sledge (born 21 August 1957), Debbie Sledge (born 9 July 1954), Joni Sledge (born 13 September 1956), and Kathy Sledge (born 6 January 1959).

Best known for their work with Chic in the late '70s, Sister Sledge reached the height of their popularity during the disco era but had been recording since the early '70s and were still active in the late '90s. The group was formed in Philadelphia in 1971, when the sisters' ages ranged from 12 to 16, and they recorded their first single, "Time Will Tell," for the Philly-based Money Back label. (For the first few years, the group called itself Sisters Sledge.)

In 1972, Sister Sledge signed with Atco and recorded its second single, "Weatherman," which was followed by the Jackson 5-like "Mama Never Told Me" in 1973. It wasn't until 1979, when Chic leaders Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards produced We Are Family, that Sister Sledge really exploded commercially. "He's the Greatest Dancer" and We Are Family's title song both soared to number one on the R&B charts.
 
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Sister Sledge April 1975 Interview
The truly amazing dynamism of the four lovely ladies who make up Philadelphia's own SISTER SLEDGE are finally getting the kind of recognition which their sensational talent has long deserved. As you read this, the bundle of excitement and electricity which is Sister Sledge will be hitting Europe and, we predict, taking the whole continent by storm. Much of that recognition has been brought on by the strong promotional campaign instituted on behalf of the four young ladies by Atlantic Records,...
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Sister Sledge June 1975 Interview
Since it's a proven fact that rare talent cannot stay hidden indefinitely, you really shouldn't be at all surprised that Sister Sledge are currently r...
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Sister Sledge June 1979 Interview
THERE is a certain closeness, a certain warmth about a family unit that is totally indestructible. It positively glows and when you are lucky enough t...
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Sister Sledge April 1979 Interview
WHOEVER came up with the idea of putting that beautiful family quartet, Sister Sledge, together with platinum Chic hitmakers, Bernard Edwards and Nile...
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Sisters Sledge 1980 Video
Sister Sledge performing live on Top Of the Pops....
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Sister Sledge 2006 Liner Notes
The '60s was arguably the golden decade for girl groups - think The Supremes, The Marvelettes, Martha & The Vandellas, The Ronettes, The Chiffons, The...
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