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Gwen Guthrie
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    (July 14, 1950-February 3, 1999)
    Died in Orange, New Jersey
    Best known for the R&B/club classic 'Ain't Nothin' Goin' On But the Rent'
    She was once the featured singer at a club owned by Wilt Chamberlain.
    She sang jingles for KFC, Avon, and Chevrolet.
    Her biggest hits were only on the dance and R&B charts.
    Her most famous hit, 'Ain't Nothin' Goin' On But the Rent,' was a 1980's women's anthem. The lyrics include, 'No romance without finance' and 'You got to have a j.o.b. if you wanna be with me.'
    She sang background for Aretha Franklin and Kenny Loggins, among others.
    She was also a prolific songwriter, composing tunes for Sister Sledge and Isaac Hayes.
    She was one of the first artists to raise funds for AIDS charities.
    Uterine cancer took her life.

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