Meet Philip Lightfoot
Philip Lightfoot is the husband of iconic singer, Kathy Sledge. His wife was recently the victim of an email hack! According to TMZ, some of Kathy’s famous friends received one of those “stranded traveler” emails in which hackers were asking for their money.
Kathy Sledge sang lead on Sister Sledge‘s hits “He’s the Greatest Dancer,” “We Are Family,” “Lost in Music,” “Got to Love Somebody,” “Reach Your Peak,” “All American Girls,” “My Guy,” and “B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Baby).”
The Sledge sisters, Debra, Joni, Kim, and Kathy starting singing in church as “Mrs.Williams’ Grandchildren” in their native Philadelphia, PA. Debra was the first to start school. After she joined the glee club, she come back home and taught harmony to her sisters. Sister Sledge started performing professionally in their teens. In 1971, they released their first single, under the name Sisters Sledge, on the Money Back label.
A few years later, Sister Sledge signed with Atlantic Records’ Atco subsidiary. The quartet was teamed with the hit production duo of former Main Ingredient Tony “Champagne” Sylvester and Bert “Super Charts” DeCoteaux (Ben E. King‘s hits “Supernatural Thing,” “Do It In The Name of Love”). Their first major label single, the dazzling “Love Don’t Go Through No Changes On Me.”
In 1992, Kathy Sledge signed with Epic Records as a solo artist. For her first LP, Sledge enlisted top-flight producers. After she left Epic, Sledge recorded several dance hits on independent and foreign labels.
Philip Lightfoot, also known as Phillip W. Lightfoot, is a Songwriter – Producer – Arranger – Drummer. Philip Lightfoot enjoys an eclectic musical background. As a student, he was awarded the prestigious Ford Foundation Scholarship. He became an understudy for the Philadelphia Orchestra, where principal percussionist Michael Bookspan mentored him for four years.
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While Philip Lightfoot attended Philadelphia Musical Academy (University of the Arts), Philip received merit scholarships and became one of the first percussion students to receive the Alumni Scholarship. Philip was an extra in the world renowned Curtis Institute Symphony Orchestra where he worked under Eugene Ormandy and Zubin Meta. He became principal percussionist of the Delaware Symphony Orchestra and taught percussion at University of Delaware. His background includes collaborations with close friend Stanley Clarke, Kevin Eubanks, Robin Eubanks, Darryl Brown (formerly of Weather Report), George Howard, and Grover Washington Jr., among others. He’s also the producer of the forthcoming “Brighter Side of Day” soundtrack. One of Philip’s greatest joys comes from giving ministry by playing regularly in church.
Philip Lightfoot and his famous wife, have two children together, according to IMDb, including daughter, Kristen.
Thankfully for Philip Lightfoot and the rest of Kathy’s family, she was resting at her home during the email hacking scare.
You can find Philip Laightfoot on Instagram here.