Sister Sledge Biography (Wikipedia)
Sister Sledge is an American musical vocal group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Formed in 1971, the group consisted of sisters Debbie, Joni, Kim and Kathy Sledge. The siblings achieved international success at the height of the disco era. The year 1979 saw the release of their breakthrough album We Are Family, which peaked at number three on the US Album Chart and included the 1979 US top ten singles "He's the Greatest Dancer" and "We Are Family". A third single, "Lost in Music", reached the US top forty. "We Are Family" earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.
Their other US singles include a 1982 remake of Mary Wells' 1964 hit "My Guy", "Mama Never Told Me" (1973), "Thinking of You" (1984), before reaching number one on the UK Singles Chart with the song "Frankie" in 1985. Remixed versions of three of their singles in 1993 returned them to the UK Top 20. Although Kathy undertook a solo career in 1989, she continued to tour with the group (with Kathy occasionally re-joining for one-off performances and several releases in the 1990s). In 2015, Sister Sledge performed for Pope Francis at the World Festival of Families in Philadelphia.
- "There was a backlash because... the record companies didn't have as much control as they had formally had..."https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p060wsm0.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p060wsm0.jpg2018-03-12T13:48:00.000ZSister Sledge discuss their thoughts behind the now-infamous disco backlash movement.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p060ws68
"There was a backlash because... the record companies didn't have as much control as they had formally had..."
- Sister Sledge join Lauren in the studiohttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p060wrzt.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p060wrzt.jpg2018-03-12T13:39:00.000ZLauren speaks to Sister Sledge about the rise and fall of disco and their ascension to global super-stardom.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p060wr6g
Sister Sledge join Lauren in the studio
- Johnnie Walker pays tribute to Joni Sledgehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03lxgrz.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03lxgrz.jpg2017-03-12T15:49:00.000ZJohnnie looks back to a previous interview with Sister Sledge.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04wml0w
Johnnie Walker pays tribute to Joni Sledge
- Sister Sledgehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03nhwyj.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03nhwyj.jpg2016-03-21T11:53:00.000ZHear from the iconic group, who were in the country to lead a female empowerment march.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03nhx4q
- Sister Sledgehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03m5lq1.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03m5lq1.jpg2016-03-13T17:03:00.000ZSister Sledgehttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03m5lw3
Sister Sledge Tracks