Brandi Wells

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Brandi Wells
Birth name Marguerite J. Pinder
Born (1955-05-13)May 13, 1955
Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Origin Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died March 24, 2003(2003-03-24) (aged 47)
Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Genres Soul
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, recording artist and entertainer.
Years active 1955-2003
Labels Fantasy Records
Omni Records
Associated acts Fat Larry's Band

Brandi Wells (May 13, 1955 – March 24, 2003)[1] was an American a professional singer, songwriter, recording artist and entertainer.

Born Marguerite J. Pinder in Chester, Pennsylvania, one of the five daughters of Thomas and Dorothy (née Williams) Pinder, and educated in the Chester Upland School District.[1][2] She sang with Fat Larry's Band, Breeze, and Slick before starting a solo career.[3] Her debut album, Watch Out, appeared in 1981 on Fantasy Records and reached #37 on the US Billboard R&B chart.[4] The title track charted at #27 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and #16 on the US Hot Dance Club Songs chart.[5] It also peaked at #74 in the UK Singles Chart in February 1982.[1] "Watch Out" proved to be her only hit, though she released a follow-up LP in 1985.


Wells married Ronald E. Bannister Jr.[when?], the couple had two children together, Nathaniel Brown Walker Pinder, and the late Shameka Pinder. Wells also had four stepchildren: Janay Graham, Janine Graham, Ronald E. Bannister III and Juakira Gordon, and one grandchild.[2]


Brandi Wells died at the Crozer-Chester Medical Center in her native Chester, Pennsylvania on March 24, 2003 from breast cancer. She was 47 years old.[6]



  1. ^ a b c Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London, UK: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 596. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ a b Obituary,; accessed October 1, 2014.
  3. ^ Biography, Allmusic
  4. ^ Charts, Allmusic
  5. ^ Singles, Allmusic
  6. ^ Profile; accessed October 1, 2014.