Roberta Flack

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Roberta Flack

American singer, songwriter, and musician who is notable for jazz, soul, R add

Category: Music (655)

Born in 1937.

Countries: United States (66%), United Kingdom (13%), (5%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Donny Hathaway, Gene McDaniels

Linked to: Howard University, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Angel Records, Capitol Records

 

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Roberta Flack was born in 1937 add something


1960

Gene McDaniels - After the late 1960s, McDaniels turned his attention to a more black consciousness form, and his best-known song in this genre was "Compared to What," a jazz-soul protest song made famous by Les McCann and Eddie Harris on their album, "Swiss Movement", and covered by Roberta Flack, Ray_Charles, Della Reese, John Legend, The Roots and others

 

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - During the 1960s, it was recorded by various folk singers and became a major international hit for Roberta Flack in 1972, winning the Grammy *awards for Record and Song of the Year

 

Hugh McCracken - Especially in demand in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, McCracken appeared on many recordings by Steely Dan, as well as albums by Donald Fagen, Jimmy Rushing, Billy Joel, Roland Kirk, Roberta Flack, B. B. King, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, The Monkees, Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, Idris Muhammad, James Taylor, Phoebe Snow, Bob Dylan, Linda McCartney, Carly Simon, Graham Parker, Yoko Ono, Eric Carmen, Loudon Wainwright III, Lou Donaldson, Aretha Franklin, Van Morrison, The Four Seasons, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Hank Crawford, Jerry Jemmott and Gary Wright


1966

Between 1966 to 1972, she was married to Stephen Novosel add something

 

Steve Novosel - Novosel was married to singer Roberta Flack from 1966 to 1972


1968

In November 1968, she recorded 39 song demos in less than 10 hours add something


1970

Terry Plumeri - In the early 1970s, he toured with Roberta Flack and played bass on Flack's LP, "Chapter Two"

 

Barry Miles (musician) - In the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s, Miles embarked upon a prolific career as a keyboardist and Minimoog soloist on many recordings in the heyday of studio work, while working as Roberta Flack's musical director for a stint that lasted fifteen years


1971

Ralph MacDonald - In 1971, Roberta Flack recorded "Where Is the Love", which MacDonald and Salter had written

 

Carole King - Most notably, "You've Got a Friend" was a smash No.1 hit for James Taylor in 1971 and a top 40 hit for Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway that same year


1972

Roberta Flack's version of "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" hit number seventy-six on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1972 add something

 

Luther Vandross - His next hit credit was on an album by Roberta Flack in 1972

 

Killing Me Softly with His Song - Propelled by the success of the Fugees track, the 1972 recording by Roberta Flack was remixed in 1996 with the vocalist adding some new vocal flourishes: this version topped the Hot Dance Club Play chart

 

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - The song was popularized by Roberta Flack in 1972 in a version that became a breakout hit for the singer

 

Cornell Dupree - In December 1972, the UK music magazine, "NME", reported that Dupree, along with Roberta Flack and Jerry Jemmott, had been injured in an auto accident in Manhattan


1973

It was awarded the Grammy Award for Record Of The Year in 1973 add something

 

The American Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony created by Dick Clark in 1973 add something

 

Donny Hathaway - His collaborations with Roberta Flack scored high on the charts and won him the Grammy *award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for the duet, "Where Is the Love" in 1973

 

Killing Me Softly with His Song - It was a number-one hit in 1973 for Roberta Flack

 

Janis Ian - Other artists have recorded Ian's compositions, most notably Roberta Flack, who had a hit in 1973 with Ian's song "Jesse"


1974

It was awarded both Record Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female at the 1974 Grammy Awards add something

 

Gene McDaniels - In 1974, Roberta Flack reached number 1 with McDaniels' "Feel Like Makin' Love" , which won a Grammy *award


1975

Flack knew John Lennon and Yoko Ono, as both households moved in 1975 into the The Dakota apartment building in New York City, and had apartments across the hall from each other add something


1978

Donny Hathaway - He returned to the charts in 1978 after again teaming up with Roberta Flack for a duet, "The Closer I Get To You" on her album, "Blue Lights In The Basement"

 

Donny Hathaway - The effects of his melancholia drove a wedge in Flack and Hathaway's friendship; they did not reconcile for several years, and did not release additional music until the successful release of "The Closer I Get To You" in 1978


1979

Flack and Hathaway recorded several duets together, including two LPs, until Hathaway's 1979 death add something


1982

Dean Brown (guitarist) - Since 1982 Brown has recorded and/or toured worldwide with artists Marcus Miller, David Sanborn, Eric Clapton, Billy Cobham, The Brecker Brothers, Roberta Flack, Bob James, Joe Zawinul, George Duke, Victor Bailey, Bill Evans, Steve Smith's Vital Information as well as with his own projects


1983

In 1983, she recorded the end music to the Dirty Harry film "Sudden Impact" at Eastwood's request add something


1984

Bob Crewe - In 1984, a collaboration by Crewe and writers Jerry Corbetta and Bob Gaudio produced another Billboard Top 100 success with the romantic duet "You're Looking Like Love To Me," sung by Roberta Flack and Peabo Bryson

 

Yoko Ono - In 1984, a tribute album titled Every Man Has a Woman was released, featuring a selection of Ono songs performed by artists such as Elvis Costello, Roberta Flack, Eddie Money, Rosanne Cash and Harry Nilsson.


1986

In 1986, Flack sang the theme song entitled "Together Through the Years" for the NBC television series, "Valerie" later known as "The Hogan Family" add something


1999

In 1999, a star with Flack's name was placed on Hollywood 's Walk of Fame add something


2009

Flack was inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame in 2009 add something


2010

In 2010, she appeared on the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, singing a duet of "Where Is The Love" with Maxwell add something


2012

In February 2012, Flack released "Let it Be Roberta", an album of Beatles covers including "Hey Jude" and "Let it Be" add something


2013

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - In the 2013 Marvel movie, X-Men, Days of Future Past, her hit "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" is playing on the radio in the room when Hugh Jackman's character, Wolverine's consciousness initially arrives back in 1973 add something


2014

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - In the 2014 Marvel movie "X-Men: Days of Future Past", her hit "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" is playing on the radio in the room when Hugh Jackman's character, Wolverine's consciousness initially arrives back in 1973 add something


2018

On April 20, 2018, Flack was appearing onstage at the Apollo Theater at a benefit for the Jazz Foundation of America add something