Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Happy 80th Birthday, Roberta Flack– Still Killing Us Softly With Her Songs!


Hard to believe, but multiple Grammy winner and famed songstress Roberta Flack turns 80 today. Happy birthday, Roberta!

Roberta has had plenty of solo hits including two all time classics– “Killing Me Softly with His Song,” “Feel Like Making Love” and “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.”

She made immortal duets with Donny Hathaway on their famous self titled album produced by Arif Mardin including “Where is the Love” and maybe the best version ever of “You’ve Got a Friend.” And don’t forget “The Closer I Get to You.”

A couple of years ago Roberta recorded a whole album of Beatles covers that everyone should own. You can find it on Amazon and iTunes.

A classically trained pianist and a highly gifted vocalist, Roberta should be considered for a Kennedy Center honor. In the meantime happy birthday!

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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