Category: Singer

Talk Talk lead singer, songwriter and co-f…

Talk Talk lead singer, songwriter and co-founder Mark Hollis (born Mark David Hollis in Tottenham, London, UK) – January 4, 1955 – February 25, 2019, RIP

Background vocal legend Clydie King (born Cl…

Background vocal legend Clydie King (born Clydie Mae Crittendon in Dallas, TX) – August 21, 1943 – January 8, 2019, RIP

Dr. Hook vocalist Ray Sawyer (born in Chicka…

Dr. Hook vocalist Ray Sawyer (born in Chickasaw, AL) – February 1, 1937 – December 31, 2018, RIP

Jazz vocal legend Nancy Wilson (born Nancy S…

Jazz vocal legend Nancy Wilson (born Nancy Sue Wilson in Chillicothe, OH) – February 20, 1937 – December 13, 2018, RIP

Singer, songwriter and Swamp Rock music lege…

Singer, songwriter and Swamp Rock music legend Tony Joe White (born in Oak Grove, LA) – July 23, 1943 – October 24, 2018, RIP

Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship vo…

Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship vocalist and co-founder Marty Balin (born Martyn Jerel Buchwald in Cincinnati, OH) – January 30, 1942 – September 28, 2018, RIP

Television and stage actress Charlotte Rae (…

Television and stage actress Charlotte Rae (born Charlotte Rae Lubotsky in Milwaukee, WI) – April 22, 1926 – August 5, 2018, RIP

Britt Ekland (1964)

Britt Ekland (1964)

twixnmix: Singer Andrea Davis (Minnie Riperton…

twixnmix:

Singer Andrea Davis (Minnie Riperton) publicity portraits for

Chess Records, 1967.

Minnie Riperton possessed a five-octave vocal range, enabling her to sing in whistle register, famously demonstrated on her 1975 hit single “Lovin’ You”. Born in Chicago, she received operatic vocal training from Marion Jeffery. Under the alias Andrea Davis she recorded

local hit “Lonely Girl” in 1966. Before embarking on a solo career, she joined the group Rotary Connection.

In 1973, she began working with Wonderlove, Stevie Wonder’s backing group.

A year later he producing her Perfect Angel album, and contributed two original compositions. “Loving You”, written by Minnie and her husband Richard Rudolph, brought her international success, reaching the U.S. #1 spot and the U.K. #2 chart position in 1975.

In January 1976, Minnie was diagnosed with breast cancer

and underwent a mastectomy. The next year she became chairman of the American Cancer Society. In 1978, she received the American Cancer Society’s Courage Award presented to her at the White House by President Jimmy Carter.

Minnie

continued to perform and record until she was

bed confined. She died from cancer on July 12, 1979 at the age of 31. Her daughter is actress Maya Rudolph.

Carly Simon photographed by Jack Mitchell, 197…

Carly Simon photographed by Jack Mitchell, 1971.