Few days have passed since we announced the death of the former tour manager of The Rolling Stones, who surprised us a few weeks after the rock world was shaken with the news of the death of Charlie Watts, the legendary drummer of Their Satanic Majesties. Fatality again touches the Stones closely, this time with the news of the death at 76 years of Sarah Dash, who will lend her voice to both The Rolling Stones and Keith Richards alone.
The news was confirmed by the Mayor of Sarah’s hometown of Trenton, NJ, Reed Gusciora: “Today I join the pain of the city of Trenton and the global community of fans. Our resident legend and Trenton’s first music ambassador, Sarah Dash, has passed away. They did not reveal the cause of death.
My heart goes out to her family and friends. Your star will never fade from this city and from the hearts of its residents. ” Dash obtained her first successes in the company of Patti Labelle and the Bluebirds with songs like “I Sold My Heart to the Junkman”, “Down the Aisle (The Wedding Song)” or her version of “I’ll Never Walk Alone”, arriving to act as the opening act for the Rolling Stones, where her close relationship with them began to take shape
Sarah Dash is a singer and actress who was born in Trenton, New Jersey, United States, on August 18, 1945.
Initially, Sarah Dash’s first notable appearance on the music scene was as a member of Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles. Although, during her artistic career Dash went from singer, songwriter, session musician, sideman to famous bands including LaBelle, The Rolling Stones and Keith Richards.
Sarah Dash managed to release her big debut album in 1978, then performed vocals on several impressive ballads, most notably “You” and “We Are Lovers After All. ”
Subsequently, Sarah Dash did a lot of session work for The O’Jays, Chic’s Nile Rodgers (duet on a beautiful ballad with Rodgers, “My Love Song for You” from, Adventures in the Land of Good Groove – a collector’s item now), The Marshall Tucker Band, and David Johansen.
Then in the 80s, Sarah decides to join musician Dr.York for the duo It’s Too Late (for which York even took out a spot on the cover of Billboard magazine, unfortunately to little success).
Then Dash released another unnoticed dance single in 1990: “When you talk to me / Manhandled”, featuring Disc jockey Jellybean Benítez.
Years later Dash released a brand new unique dance music with gospel lyrics called “Hold On”, produced by Jason King and Gavin Bradley.