Mashed Potatoes
#2 in 1962

Dee Dee Sharp was born Dione LaRue, September 9, 1945, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1962 she began a string of successful Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 hits: "Slow Twistin'" (with Chubby Checker) (#3), "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. In 1967 she married record producer Kenny Gamble and has recorded under the name Dee Dee Sharp-Gamble until their divorce in 1980. In a documentary film, Muhammad Ali: The Whole Story, Sharp claimed that she was planning to marry Muhammad Ali before he converted to the Muslim faith. Sharp and her husband Bill Witherspoon recide in Medford, New Jersey.
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