Roberta Flack only had three Top Ten hits during my high school days, but all three went to #1 and she spent a total of 26 weeks at the top of the charts. In addition, she did a popular duet with Donny Hathaway, “Where Is The Love,” that spent six weeks in the Top Ten, peaking at #5, and a second duet with him, “The Closer I Get To You,” after our time period.
She won the Grammy for Record of the Year in both 1973 (for “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face“) and 1974 (for “Killing Me Softly With His Song”). The latter spent nine weeks in the Top Ten in 1973.
Her third #1 was “Feel Like Makin’ Love,” which came out in the summer of 1974 and spent six weeks in the Top Ten.
In 2012, Roberta recorded Let It Be Roberta, an album of Beatles covers. She lived across the hall from John and Yoko in the Dakota apartments beginning in 1975. She is said to be recording a second album of Beatles covers, but we don’t have a status on that.
Roberta Flack, your Two for Tuesday, May 30, 2017.
from The Sound of One Hand Typing