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Dee Dee Sharp-Gamble

Dee Dee Sharp (born Dione LaRue, September 9, 1945, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States is an American R&B singer, who began her career recording as a backing vocalist in 1961. In 1962 she began a string of successful Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 hits: "Slow Twistin'" (with Chubby Checker) (#3) for which she was ncredited on the label, "Mashed Potato Time" (#2), "Gravy (For My Mashed Potatoes)" (#9), "Ride" (#5) and "Do the Bird" (#10). Both "Mashed Potato Time" and "Ride" each sold over one million copies, and were awarded gold discs. "Do the Bird" provided her only entry in the UK Singles Chart, where it peaked at #46 in April 1963. In 1967, she married record producer Kenny Gamble and has since recorded under the name Dee Dee Sharp-Gamble. She had a brief career resurgence during the disco era and hit the charts again with her version of 10 CC's "I'm Not In Love." She also joined Lou Rawls, Billy Paul, Teddy Pendergrass, The O'Jays and Archie Bell) as a member of the Philadelphia International All Stars, who had a minor hit with "Let's Clean Up the Ghetto." The couple later divorced in 1980 and  In 1980 she spent four weeks at number one on the Hot Dance Club Play chart with "Breaking and Entering" / "Easy Money," from her album Dee Dee. More recent appearances included a performance at Pontins in the UK for the Northern Soul Show, and at the 2008 Detroit Jazz Festival. Sharp and her husband Bill Witherspoon have been residents of Medford, New Jersey. On November 9, 2013, the prestigious Sandy Hosey Lifetime Achievement Award was bestowed upon Sharp by the Artists Music Guild.

Top Hit Singles
With Chubby Checker - Slow Twistin' 1962
Ride! / Gravy (For My Mashed Potatoes) 1962
Mashed Potato Time / Set My Heart At Ease 1962
The Loco-Motion / Baby Cakes / The Night 1962
Wild! / Why Doncha Ask Me? 1963
Do The Bird / Lover Boy / You'll never Be Mine1963
Rock Me In The Cradle Of Love / Tell Him 1963
Stay / It's A Funny Situation 1963
Where Did I Go Wrong / Willyam Willyam 1964
Never Pick A Pretty Boy / He's No Ordinary Guy 1964
Deep Dark Secret / Good 1964
I Really Love You / Standing In The Need Of Love 1965
Let's Twine / (That's What) My Mama Said 1965
To Know Him Is To Love Him / There Ain't Nothin' I Wouldn't Do For You 1965
My Best Friend's Man /  Bye Bye Baby 1966
What Am I Gonna Do / (It's Wonderful) The Love I Feel For You 1967
What Kind Of Lady / You're Gonna Miss Me (When I'm Gone) 1968
With Ben E. King - What'cha Gonna Do About It / We Got A Thing Going On 1968
Help Me Find My Groove / This Love Won't Run Out 1968
The Bottle Or Me / You're Gonna Miss Me (When I'm Gone) 1969
With Bunny Sigler - Conquer The World / We Got A Thing Going On 1971
Happy 'Bout The Whole Thing / Touch My Life / Share My Love 1974
I'm Not In Love / Make It Till Tomorrow 1975
You're Just A Fool In Love / A Woman Will Do Wrong 1976
Nobody Could Take Your Place / Flashback 1977
I Wanna Be Your Woman / Tryin' To Get The Feeling Again 1977
I'd Really Love To See You Tonight / What Color Is Love 1977
Just As Long As I Know You're Mine / I Believe In Love 1978
Breaking And Entering / Easy Money / I Love You Anyway 1980
Mashed Potato Time / Do The Bird 1986(Re)

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