Fontella Bass

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Fontella Bass
Fontella Bass in 1965
Fontella Bass in 1965
Background information
Born(1940-07-03)July 3, 1940
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
DiedDecember 26, 2012(2012-12-26) (aged 72)
St. Louis, Missouri
GenresSoul, R&B, pop
Years active1961–2012
Labels Bobbin Records
Chess Records

Fontella Bass (July 3, 1940 – December 26, 2012) was an American singer. She was born in St. Louis. Her song "Rescue Me" hit #1 in the US R&B Singles Chart in 1965. She also had many other successful songs. She died due to complications from a heart attack.[1]

Bass was the daughter of gospel singer Martha Bass.

References[change | change source]

  1. "'Rescue Me' Singer Fontella Bass Dies at 72". BackstageOL. Retrieved 27 December 2012.

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