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Subject: Helen Reddy was 77, would've turned 78 on Oct. 25


Author:
Rob Durkee
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Date Posted: Tuesday, September 29, 08:31:11pm
In reply to: Dies at 78 's message, "Singer Helen Reddy" on Tuesday, September 29, 08:25:55pm

Helen Reddy, the first Aussie singer to land a #1 single in 1972 with "I Am Woman," died Tuesday at the age of 77. She'd been suffering from dementia for about the past five years.

"I Am Woman" was the start of Helen Reddy becoming the second solo woman to have a #1 hit in three straight calendar years. The first was Roberta Flack. Helen's streak began with "I Am Woman"...

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.youtube.com_watch-3Fv-3DrptW7zOPX2E&d=DwIFaQ&c=GC0NZZhaEw6GOQSjMHI2g15k_drElRoPmOYiK2k0eZ8&r=0t8oGbXqw4Nm8B4BxtlAx6b0VEaj2uzKQjsdGI1LusI&m=f6z11kYdgYhOfZVBKOuS4rF15w82smkNMDT8hLmpf2E&s=HMCib-Kacrn0VlPOKRvte5sc8lvXvg_8OENKVtK0UDY&e=

"I Am Woman" made Helen Reddy a Superstar, not only with the song but with what she dared to say publicly at the 1973 Grammy Awards TV show live. In accepting her statuette for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Female, here's what she said...

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In the fall of 1973, Helen Reddy reached #1 with "Delta Dawn"...

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.youtube.com_watch-3Fv-3DO9mO7ELoXik&d=DwIFaQ&c=GC0NZZhaEw6GOQSjMHI2g15k_drElRoPmOYiK2k0eZ8&r=0t8oGbXqw4Nm8B4BxtlAx6b0VEaj2uzKQjsdGI1LusI&m=f6z11kYdgYhOfZVBKOuS4rF15w82smkNMDT8hLmpf2E&s=GYB25IWhdy6_36mRD7Eengq7Z1bIqeus8h6tJSv6Crk&e=

In late 1974, Helen Reddy hit the #1 jackpot with a fantasy song about a devilish girl who had unique powers...

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.youtube.com_watch-3Fv-3DhjZy00iHM-2D8&d=DwIFaQ&c=GC0NZZhaEw6GOQSjMHI2g15k_drElRoPmOYiK2k0eZ8&r=0t8oGbXqw4Nm8B4BxtlAx6b0VEaj2uzKQjsdGI1LusI&m=f6z11kYdgYhOfZVBKOuS4rF15w82smkNMDT8hLmpf2E&s=-AeyT4tFfclfeAmBv98TNJKpb6LUmPUsCCQb9Y25QXs&e=

Plus, if you go by
the Cash Box pop chart, she also had a chart-topper with this song in late 1973-early 1974…

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.youtube.com_watch-3Fv-3DsKfqHsiHWJU&d=DwIFaQ&c=GC0NZZhaEw6GOQSjMHI2g15k_drElRoPmOYiK2k0eZ8&r=0t8oGbXqw4Nm8B4BxtlAx6b0VEaj2uzKQjsdGI1LusI&m=f6z11kYdgYhOfZVBKOuS4rF15w82smkNMDT8hLmpf2E&s=Y4Nd3XPE9svb90IHPaaLcDPM4iyEHx2O7B35EGaNFDk&e=

From 1971 to 1981, Helen Reddy had 21 hits...but it's that #75 song that's highly sentimental to me. It was the very last record I ever played as an on-air DJ…

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.youtube.com_watch-3Fv-3Dft7k1Xbz0sI&d=DwIFaQ&c=GC0NZZhaEw6GOQSjMHI2g15k_drElRoPmOYiK2k0eZ8&r=0t8oGbXqw4Nm8B4BxtlAx6b0VEaj2uzKQjsdGI1LusI&m=f6z11kYdgYhOfZVBKOuS4rF15w82smkNMDT8hLmpf2E&s=xHq0GE7svPBXM74QK-MqnbkqljFtRbce2_HScC9CMWA&e=

For much much more on this breaking story...

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.smh.com.au_culture_music_trailblazing-2Daustralian-2Dsinger-2Dhelen-2Dreddy-2Ddead-2Dat-2D78-2D20200930-2Dp560i0.html&d=DwIFaQ&c=GC0NZZhaEw6GOQSjMHI2g15k_drElRoPmOYiK2k0eZ8&r=0t8oGbXqw4Nm8B4BxtlAx6b0VEaj2uzKQjsdGI1LusI&m=f6z11kYdgYhOfZVBKOuS4rF15w82smkNMDT8hLmpf2E&s=4p6Ru4sc0SCoGfPoZxPDZzkAoiZHTfd4L_oOY1m1I34&e=

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https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.theguardian.com_music_2020_sep_30_helen-2Dreddy-2Daustralian-2Dsinger-2Dof-2Dfeminist-2Danthem-2Di-2Dam-2Dwoman-2Ddies-2Daged-2D78&d=DwIFaQ&c=GC0NZZhaEw6GOQSjMHI2g15k_drElRoPmOYiK2k0eZ8&r=0t8oGbXqw4Nm8B4BxtlAx6b0VEaj2uzKQjsdGI1LusI&m=f6z11kYdgYhOfZVBKOuS4rF15w82smkNMDT8hLmpf2E&s=D68VRvLBwm8jKw_ffZn17_2dlvBj6M9UKvnK01fSoMY&e=

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.dailymail.co.uk_tvshowbiz_article-2D8787799_Australian-2Dsinger-2DHelen-2DReddy-2Ddies-2Daged-2D78.html&d=DwIFaQ&c=GC0NZZhaEw6GOQSjMHI2g15k_drElRoPmOYiK2k0eZ8&r=0t8oGbXqw4Nm8B4BxtlAx6b0VEaj2uzKQjsdGI1LusI&m=f6z11kYdgYhOfZVBKOuS4rF15w82smkNMDT8hLmpf2E&s=9PHno5GdhP2_zxyusmdCHsE5UotpupDuBByoPCTDBMQ&e=

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Helen Reddy, feminist pop singer dies ...She was 78.Wednesday, September 30, 02:35:27am
No. Helen Reddy was 78, (NT)would have turned 79 on October 25Wednesday, September 30, 10:01:24am
Yes, Helen Reddy was 78Rob DurkeeFriday, October 02, 07:07:51am


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