Fontella Bass in 1965
|Born||July 3, 1940|
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
|Died||December 26, 2012 (aged 72)|
St. Louis, Missouri
|Genres||Soul, R&B, pop|
|Labels|| Bobbin Records |
|Associated acts||Mary Wells, Dionne Warwick, The Supremes, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Lester Bowie|
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.
Bass was the daughter of gospel singer Martha Bass.
References[change | change source]
- "'Rescue Me' Singer Fontella Bass Dies at 72". BackstageOL. Retrieved 27 December 2012.