Daughters of actress Florez Sledge and Broadway tap dancer Edwin Sledge, four sisters from Philly; Debbie, Joni, Kim and Kathy, were never short of creative inspiration
growing up. Fed on a rich diet of music and culture, the girls were taught to sing by their dear grandmother Viola Beatrix Williams, an acclaimed opera soprano. They soon formed a multi-lead vocal group charmingly known as “Mrs. Williams Granddaughters”, and began performing at church events and local clubs. Inspiration struck one evening when the quartet were accidentally announced as “The Sisters Sledge” and Sister Sledge, was duly born!
Experiencing early chart success with the 1974 single Love Don’t You Go Through No Changes on Me, juggling school life with tour life soon became the norm for the sisters and their manager mom. International acclaim soon beckoned and the Philly four found themselves adventuring to countries as far afield as Japan for the Tokyo Music Festival, and Zaire, Africa to perform at the legendary Rumble in the Jungle boxing event.
Little did they know this was but a taste of the worldwide fame they were soon to experience…
Over the years, Sister Sledge has amassed a string of Gold and Platinum records, accumulating total sales of over 15,000,000 worldwide. They have earned over 100 awards and commendations, garnering GRAMMY Nominations for Record of the Year and Best R&B Duo or group, along the way.