Helen Reddy

Genres: Kids & Family Movies Pop / Rock Television Vocals
Descriptive "tags": pop female vocalists 70s australian soft rock helen reddy oldies Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: Lyrics Official Homepage VIAF Wikipedia Wikipedia


25 October 1941, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, A big-voiced interpreter of rock ballads, with a reputation as a high-profile feminist and campaigner on social issues, Reddy came from a showbusiness family. She was a child performer and had already starred in her own television show before winning a trip to New York in an Australian talent contest in 1966. There, an appearance on the influential Tonight Show led to a recording contract with Capitol Records, and a 1971 Top 20 hit single with ‘I Don’t Know How To Love Him’ from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Jesus Christ Superstar. The following year, the powerful feminist anthem, ‘I Am Woman’, which she co-wrote with Peter Allen and was featured in the movie Stand Up And Be Counted, went to number 1 in the US, and sold over a million copies. It also gained Reddy a Grammy for Best Female Vocal Performance (part of her acceptance speech went: ‘I want to thank God because she...

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