Roberta Flack’s publicist gave the sad news yesterday that she will not be able to sing again due to ALS. One of the great expressive singers of the 70s and afterwards, this song was named one of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time by Rolling Stone magazine. Supposedly, co-writer Lori Lieberman wrote the song about singer Don McLean (“American Pie,” “Vincent”).
Thanks to YouTuber RHINO
Great. Now I’m going to have to binge on Roberta Flak…
The is so sad. I saw her perform this song.
also loved “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” in the movie “Play Misty for Me”
Yes, great song, too.