Sheila Ferguson
Sheila Ferguson

Born in Philadelphia on October 8, 1947, Sheila Ferguson has had successful careers in music and performing on both sides of the Atlantic. One of the founders of the Three Degrees, she worked with Richard Barrett extensively before the Three Degrees was founded. Barrett, a long-standing pioneer in popular music who also produced Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, produced Sheila Ferguson’s Landa’s productions of “Little Red Riding Hood” b/w “How Did That Happen,” which came out as Landa 706 on January 8, 1965. She remained one of the longest group members of the Three Degrees, which was a noted R&B group of the 1970s. She worked on Soul Train and expanded her career to include theater and musicals.

After her marriage to an Englishman she settled in Great Britain but continued to work in music and theater. She performed in Always, a musical starring Shani Wallis that played the Victoria Palace Theatre in London. Sheila Ferguson had repeated appearances Never Mind The Buzzcocks, a British TV panel show on which she was a panelist twice and a celebrity line up pirate once. In 1984, she appeared as a panelist when Les Dawson started hosting quiz show Blankety Blank.

Her music career revived in 1984, when she released  the solo album, New Kind of Medicine, which got a boost from her being a contestant on I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! in its fourth iteration.

Sheila Ferguson has served as an honorary patron of The Music Hall Guild of Great Britain and America.