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That same year, they sang background vocals on Laura Nyro's album, Gonna Take a Miracle.A year later, in 1972, the group released Moon Shadow, which repeated the homegrown gritty sound of the previous album.In 2005, the World Music Awards recognized her years in the music business by awarding her the Legend Award.
Patti joined a local church choir at the Beulah Baptist Church at ten and performed her first solo two years later.
Later in the year, they recorded their rendition of the "You'll Never Walk Alone"; the single was later re-released on Cameo-Parkway Records where the group scored a second hit on the pop charts with the song in 1964.
Another charted single, "Danny Boy", was released that same year.
In 1973, influenced by glam rockers David Bowie and Elton John, Wickham had the group dressed in silver space suits and luminescent makeup.
After their third successive album, Pressure Cookin', failed to generate a hit, Labelle signed with Epic Records in 1974, releasing their most successful album to date, with Nightbirds, which blended soul, funk and rock music, thanks to the work of the album's producer, Allen Toussaint.A decade later, La Belle hosted her own lifestyle TV show, Living It Up with Patti La Belle on TV One.