Jessica Cleaves
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Jessica Cleaves

(December 10, 1948 – May 2, 2014)

Cleaves was lead singer for The Friends of Distinction in the 1960s.

The Friends of Distinction was founded by Harry Elston and Floyd Butler, and beside Cleaves, it included Barbara Jean Love.
During the 1970s, Cleaves also performed and recorded with Earth, Wind & Fire, and later with George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic.

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  1. Love

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  2. the world of music and p-funk has lost another icon she was greatly admired and will be sadly missed thanks for all your contrabutions to the P the funk flag will be raised high in your honor

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  3. You will truly be missed. One of the best singers of all time

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    • Yes, Jessica was one of the greatest vocalists of all time. She was extremely underrated. I will miss her dearly.

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