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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 12:57 PM

RIP Fontella Bass (1940-2012)

St. Louis-based R&B singer Fontella Bass best known for her 1965 hit "Rescue Me" died Wednesday after a heart attack, KSDK reports. She was 72.

Born in St. Louis in June 1940, Bass first reached ears earlier in 1965 with the successful single "Don't Mess With A Good Thing," with Bobby McClure. "Rescue Me" topped the R&B charts for a month and held steady in the top five of the pop charts as well.


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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:00 PM

1. She could really belt out a song. RIP Fontella.

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