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Tue Sep 29, 2020, 11:47 PM

Helen Reddy: Australian singer of feminist anthem I Am Woman dies

Source: BBC

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.

A sleeper hit, it went on to sell millions of copies worldwide, making Reddy the biggest-selling female artist globally for two years running.
In collecting her 1973 Grammy Award for best female vocalist, Reddy famously thanked "God because she makes everything possible".

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-54350248



Wow. What a loss. R.I.P.

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BumRushDaShow Sep 29 OP
SharonClark Sep 29 #1
OAITW r.2.0 Sep 29 #3
MontanaMama Sep 29 #2
jimlup Sep 29 #4
Rhiannon12866 Sep 29 #5
BumRushDaShow Sep 29 #7
Rhiannon12866 Sep 30 #9
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Rhiannon12866 Sep 30 #11
niyad Sep 29 #6
FM123 Sep 30 #8
sinkingfeeling Sep 30 #12
lastlib Sep 30 #13
EndlessWire Sep 30 #14
MuseRider Sep 30 #15

Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Sep 29, 2020, 11:48 PM

1. RIP Helen.

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Response to SharonClark (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 29, 2020, 11:51 PM

3. Amen....never a fan, but so what?

Many. many were......RIP, Helen, you did great.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Sep 29, 2020, 11:50 PM

2. I'm just so sad about this.

Her movie just came out.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Sep 29, 2020, 11:53 PM

4. I am woman WAIT UNTIL I ROAR OR YOU WILL BE SORRY!

Because my roar is much more than you can comprehend.

VOTE!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Sep 29, 2020, 11:53 PM

5. Very sad, she was quite a phenomenon back in the day.

And my Dad, who was also a musician, would comment on who actually had a good voice and Helen Reddy was one of the few he named. Quite a loss.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 29, 2020, 11:56 PM

7. I saw DesertRat had posted about this in GD and ran over here

(why am I still up??? )

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 12:03 AM

9. I wondered that, too! LOL!

But I guess that you suffered through that abysmal "debate" along with the rest of us...

And I did see a thread in GD so I immediately checked LBN because I thought this belonged here instead. I feel that way a lot - if it's important enough, it belongs in LBN. And those get my recs.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #9)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 12:07 AM

10. Yes I endured the onslaught of "teh crazy"



But my sis did send me one of the memes that has gone flying around the internet tonight and I added it to my sig...



And with that, it's bedtime!!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #10)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 12:10 AM

11. Good one! I'm betting that everyone here was shouting this at home!

Get some good rest, my friend. We have to rest up to fight another day...

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Sep 29, 2020, 11:56 PM

6. Rest in power, my sister.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 12:02 AM

8. So sad, I just loved her and her music. I remember the very first time I heard "I am Woman" ....

My favorite part:
You can bend but never break me
'Cause it only serves to make me
More determined to achieve my final goal
And I come back even stronger
Not a novice any longer
'Cause you've deepened the conviction in my soul

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 12:24 AM

12. So sad. Rest well, Helen.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 12:25 AM

13. I personally never liked her music--nails on chalkboard to me.

YMMV.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 01:19 AM

14. 2020 really sucks... n/t

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 09:08 AM

15. That song actually changed me.

It was my first year in college. My father let me go to college to "find a husband", his actual words and my mother agreed. I wanted to learn. It was hard, I was raised to be a do what I was told kind of girl. That song strengthened something in my back that I was always told did not exist....my spine. I have never been the same. I remember where I was when I first heard it. It hit the right notes and it still makes me get goosebumps and small tears when I hear it and I sing along as if my life depended on it, because it did.

RIP Ms. Reddy and a big thank you

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