Personalities | Minnie Riperton | One-Hit Wonders | Rock
‘Lovin’ You’, 1975
Having virtually retired in the early 1970s, Epic Records slowly restarted Riperton’s career in 1973, having her record backing vocals for Stevie Wonder, followed by recording her own solo album, Perfect Angel (which featured Wonder as co-writer and musician), and releasing a string of singles, which culminated in 1975’s No. 1 hit, ‘Lovin’ You’. Despite a respected recording career that started with Rotary Connection in the late 1960s, and a tragic death from breast cancer in 1979, she will always be remembered for this hit, and her five-octave vocal range. Since her death, the song has been covered, sampled and used on soundtracks countless times.
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