Patti LaBelle still keeping it real after 50 years

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  • Author(s): By:John J. Moser, Tribune News Service
  • Source:
    Orlando Sentinel, The (FL), February 19, 2016 Calendar FINAL FLORIDA, 4pp
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    • Abstract:
      In the 1970s singer Patti LaBelle topped the charts as lead singer of the funk-rock vocal group LaBelle, which gained fame with their disco song "Lady Marmalade" and status as the first black vocal group to land on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. In the 1980s, LaBelle became a mainstream solo star with the hits "If Only You Knew," "On My Own" and "New Attitude." The "Godmother of Soul" has been singing professionally more than 50 years, sold 10 million albums in the United States alone, won two Grammy Awards and was...