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July 3, 1940|
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
December 26, 2012 (aged 72)|
St. Louis, Missouri
|Genres||Soul, R&B, pop|
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.
- "‘Rescue Me’ Singer Fontella Bass Dies at 72". BackstageOL. http://www.backstageol.com/music-news/rescue-me-singer-fontella-bass-dies-at-72/. Retrieved 27 December 2012.
- Fontella Bass on IMDb
- Fontella Bass biography at Allmusic
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