ROBERTA FLACK No 1 In The US 50 Years Ago Today With ‘KILLING ME SOFTLY WITH HIS SONG’
Top singles from the past
15 March 2023
Supreme soul voice ROBERTA FLACK (born Roberta Cleopatra Flack, 86 years
ago in North Calorina) had a No 1 hit in the US (also in Australia and Canada),
50 years ago today, on 15 March 1973, with classic love ballad KILLING ME
SOFTLY WITH HIS SONG.
The song was written by Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel with co-lyrics by
Lori Lieberman who recorded/released it herself, without success, in 1972.
A year later it was Roberta Flack‘s version that made a future classic out
of the song. A bit cheesy for my liking, but Flack‘s voice is just exquisite
(like on her other vocal pearl The First Time I Saw Your Face, which
I like better).
This live version is special.
ROBERTA FLACK: Bio – Discography