Sarah Dash “the sexy one” one of four original members of the group Labelle died today at the age of 76. She remained with the group until they disbanded in the mid-70s and all three remaining members, Patti Labelle, Nona Hendrix, and Sarah went their separate ways with recording deals. The trio’s most famous single was “Lady Marmalade” a song about a French prostitute.
Dash signed to Don Kirshner’s label (Midnight Special) and released a hit disco single in the late ’70s “Sinnerman.”
She has done various appearances with Patti and Nona over the years as well as on a recent project featuring all three. Cindy Birdsong was the original fourth member and was hired away by Motown chief Berry Gordy to replace Florence Ballard after she was fired from The Supremes in 1967.