“Our resident legend and Trenton’s very first music ambassador, Sarah Dash, has passed away,” Gusciora wrote on Facebook today.
A Trenton native, Dash was co-founder of Patti Labelle & The Bluebelles, which opened for The Rolling Stones in the 1960s. With Labelle, Dash went on to form the pioneering R&b/rock group Labelle which was more adventurous musically and sartorially than its predecessor.
The group hit its peak in the mid-seventies with the song “Lady Marmalade,” which went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The song went to the top of the charts again when it was famously re-recorded by Christina Aguilera, Mýa, Pink and rapper Lil’ Kim for the Moulin Rouge! soundtrack.
After working with The Stones, Dash also performed in The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s