Nona Hendryx

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I became a singer because I was a writer. And that is the difference for me. I am compelled to write. And so I sing because I can express/translate what it is I've written emotionally to people

songfacts.com, 7 August 2012

Nona Hendryx was born October 9th 1944 in Trenton, New Jersey. She is well known for her work both as a solo artist as well as for being one-third of the trio Labelle, who had a hit with ‘Lady Marmalade.’ Her family’s last name was originally spelt with an ‘I’ – she is the cousin to Jimi Hendrix.