Labelle reunion is on

NEW YORK, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The three members of the glam-rock group Labelle say they are prepared but nervous going into their first New York performance in 32 years.

LaBelle reunion on tap for 2007

NEW YORK, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- LaBelle, which gave the world "Lady Marmalade" in 1974 and disbanded two years later, is getting back together.

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Helen Reddy, who was born in 1942 (age 60); Nona Hendryx, of Patti LaBelle and the BlueBelles, and LaBelle, in 1944 (age 58); bassist James Fielder of Buffalo Springfield and, also, Blood Sweat and Tears in 1947 (age 55); and Pet
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly Today in Music package for Sept. 28-Oct. 4.
By United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Oct. 4)
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Nona Hendryx (born October 9, 1944 in Trenton, New Jersey) is an American vocalist, record producer, songwriter, musician, author, and actress. Many articles mistakenly give her first name as Wynona, which her manager, Vicki Wickham, has verified to be incorrect.

Hendryx is known for her work as a solo artist as well as for being one-third of the trio Labelle, who had a hit with "Lady Marmalade." Her music has ranged from soul, funk, dance, and rhythm and blues to hard rock, art rock, and World Music.

Labelle had emerged from the traditional "girl group" Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles, a quartet that became a trio with Cindy Birdsong's departure for The Supremes. It was manager Vicki Wickham who re-imagined the group as Labelle; as glam rock/space age divas, Labelle created a sound and look previously unheard of for a black, all-female crew, what with the "girl group" pigeon-holing of the time. Hendryx embraced the new concept whole-heartedly (much more so than Patti LaBelle in particular, who stated her own adoration for "big ballads"; bandmate Sarah Dash remained fairly neutral throughout their time together). Hendryx and Wickham paired off on a creative level.

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