Sharon Redd (October 19, 1945 - May 1, 1992)
Vocalist Sharon Redd had an extensive entertainment pedigree. Her father worked at King Records, her stepfather played in Benny Goodman's band, her brother was a writer/producer for Kool & the Gang and BMP, and her sister (Pennye Ford) is also a professional singer. Sharon took classical voice lessons as a child in Norfolk, Virginia, and later had the lead role in the Australian version of "Hair" as well as her own television special. Sharon went to London in the mid-'70s while appearing in an American production of "The Wedding Of Iphigenia.