R.I.P. Fontella Bass

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Rescue-Me-singer-Fontella-Bass-dead-at-72‘Rescue Me’ singer Fontella Bass passed away on Thursday December 27th at the age of 72 after suffering complications from a heart attack three weeks ago. Ms. Bass co-wrote the million selling “Rescue Me’ in 1965, and it went to #1 on the R&B charts, and #4 on the pop charts. In the process, it became the biggest selling record for Chess Records since Chuck Berry ten years earlier. She was also the older sister of late R&B singer, David Peaston. You can read more about Ms. Bass and her career here.


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