A Family Divided: What Happened To Sister Sledge? | Black America
In my case, being the youngest sister and singing most of the lead, I sometimes felt the repercussions of that. You feel guilty, and you feel responsible for other people. You feel it a little more when it’s your family.” — Kathy Sledge, former lead vocalist, “Sister Sledge.”
“We are family, I got all me sisters with me. We are family, get up everybody and sing…”
In 1979, the R&B/pop group Sister Sledge, composed of sisters and Philadelphia natives Debbie, Joni, Kim and Kathy Sledge, struck pay dirt with the song “We are Family.” The mega dance tune was a No.1 R&B hit in the United States. The song, which became an international anthem for family love and harmony, was also a Top 20 hit in such countries as the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Canada, the Netherlands, Ireland, and Belgium.!