Anita Ward Biography
20 December 1957, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Ward enjoyed one international number 1 single during her career, a light disco song called Ring My Bell in 1979. Initially a gospel singer, she was introduced to Memphis artist/producer Frederick Knight. Knight signed Ward to his own Juana label, affiliated with Floridas successful TK Records, and they recorded an album. Ring My Bell was actually an afterthought; Knight had written the song the previous year for pre-teen singer Stacy Lattisaw. Ward disliked the song and recorded it only because Knight insisted they needed another dance number on the album. Ward had only one other minor chart hit in its wake, Dont Drop My Love in 1979.
Source: The Encyclopedia of Popular Music by Colin Larkin. Licensed from Muze.