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Helen Reddy: Australian singer of feminist anthem I Am Woman dies
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Big Mongo
2020-09-30 02:46:41 UTC
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Helen Reddy: Australian singer of feminist anthem I Am Woman dies


Helen Reddy, the Australian singer behind feminist anthem I Am Woman, has died aged 78.

Reddy died on Tuesday in Los Angeles, her family said in a statement on Facebook.
Her children Traci Donat and Jordan Sommers described her as a "wonderful mother, grandmother, and a truly formidable woman".

"Our hearts are broken. But we take comfort in the knowledge that her voice will live on forever."

Reddy had a string of pop and rock hits in the 1970s, but is best known for the 1972 anthem I Am Woman - a rousing tune which became prominent in the women's liberation movement.

It went on to sell over one million copies and became a defining song of second-wave feminism.
Louis Epstein
2020-09-30 05:22:47 UTC
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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-54350248
Helen Reddy: Australian singer of feminist anthem I Am Woman dies
Helen Reddy, the Australian singer behind feminist anthem I Am Woman, has died aged 78.
Reddy died on Tuesday in Los Angeles, her family said in a statement on Facebook.
Her children Traci Donat and Jordan Sommers described her as a "wonderful mother, grandmother, and a truly formidable woman".
"Our hearts are broken. But we take comfort in the knowledge that her voice will live on forever."
Reddy had a string of pop and rock hits in the 1970s, but is best known for the 1972 anthem I Am Woman - a rousing tune which became prominent in the women's liberation movement.
It went on to sell over one million copies and became a defining song
of second-wave feminism.
We may no longer hear her roar...but with her and Mac Davis
dying on the same day,can we believe in music?

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Poisoned Rose
2020-09-30 07:44:42 UTC
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We may no longer hear her roar...but with her and Mac Davis
dying on the same day,can we believe in music?
If death comes in threes, I'm fascinated by who will come next. Bobby
Goldsboro may be in trouble.
A Friend
2020-09-30 10:18:51 UTC
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Post by Louis Epstein
We may no longer hear her roar...but with her and Mac Davis
dying on the same day,can we believe in music?
If death comes in threes, I'm fascinated by who will come next. Bobby
Goldsboro may be in trouble.
Death list of 78-year-old singers:

https://www.famousbirthdays.com/age/profession/singer-78.html
Louis Epstein
2020-09-30 19:55:04 UTC
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Post by Louis Epstein
We may no longer hear her roar...but with her and Mac Davis
dying on the same day,can we believe in music?
If death comes in threes, I'm fascinated by who will come next. Bobby
Goldsboro may be in trouble.
https://www.famousbirthdays.com/age/profession/singer-78.html
Does belief in music drop off after age 78?

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The World Trade Center towers MUST rise again,
at least as tall as before...or terror has triumphed.
RH Draney
2020-09-30 10:58:55 UTC
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Post by Louis Epstein
We may no longer hear her roar...but with her and Mac Davis
dying on the same day,can we believe in music?
If death comes in threes, I'm fascinated by who will come next. Bobby
Goldsboro may be in trouble.
Oh, let's let it be Anne Murray...I never liked her....r
Terry del Fuego
2020-09-30 13:01:42 UTC
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On Tue, 29 Sep 2020 19:46:41 -0700 (PDT), Big Mongo
Post by Big Mongo
It went on to sell over one million copies and became a defining song of second-wave feminism.
Even the quad version is back in print:
<https://www.duttonvocalion.co.uk/proddetail.php?prod=CDLK4627>
Lenona
2020-09-30 20:23:31 UTC
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Well, it's been said that belief in the value of CURRENT music fades away after age 25 or so. Makes sense. Much in the same way that, if you're not a practicing Christian, Christmas can get tiresome pretty fast - there are just better things to do.

Personally, I used to watch the musical numbers on SNL, just so I would have a bare-bones grasp of current music - and also so I could "discover" anything I just might like. Such as the group Panic! At the Disco - but I only know one song of theirs - from their performance on SNL.

This is the song, but I never saw this video before now.



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