Despite confusion over which sisters would make up the group that comes to Mobile, representatives for Sister Sledge lead singer Kathy Sledge confirmed in an email Monday that she has rights to the name and is the “real deal.”
A legal document, sent via email, confirms she owns the the trademark to the name. This despite earlier correspondence from representatives claiming her sisters Kim and Debbie Sledge were the “official” band.
“The official Sister Sledge (featuring sisters Debbie and Kim Sledge, plus band) are performing in Florida on New years Eve,” Sam Harvey wrote in an email. “Perhaps Kathy Sledge and band are performing in Alabama.”
It was previously announced by Councilman Fred Richardson that a planned headliner had dropped out at the last minute. During Tuesday’s City Council meeting Richardson said the organizers had signed someone even better.
Everybody’s Here, a Tower of Power cover band, is still slated to open for Kathy Sledge and other events like a fireworks show, the world’s biggest edible MoonPie and a second-line parade would also take place.
This story was updated at 3:14 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10 to clarify who owns the rights to the band’s name.