Occupation: Technophonic Dancer
About me: I like dancing, cyberspace, dancing in cyberspace, long walks on the beach, and good beer.
Interests: Chilling. Clicking. Draughting. Repeating.
Music: anything techno or house.
Movies: Dance (1980), Dance (2000), Dance (2001), The Matrix (1999)
Minnie Riperton, was an American singer-songwriter best known for her 1975 single "Lovin' You" and her five-octave coloratura soprano. She is also widely known for her use of the whistle register and has been referred to by the media as the "Queen of the whistle register". Born in 1947, Riperton grew up in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side. As a child, she studied music, drama and dance at Chicago's Lincoln Center. In her teen years, she sang lead vocals for the Chicago-based girl group The Gems. Her early affiliation with the legendary Chicago-based Chess Records afforded her the opportunity to sing backup for various established artists such as Etta James, Fontella Bass, Ramsey Lewis, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters. While at Chess, Riperton also sang lead for the experimental rock/soul group Rotary Connection, from 1967 to 1971.
On April 5, 1975, Riperton reached the apex of her career with her No. 1 single, "Lovin' You". The single was the last release from her 1974 gold album entitled Perfect Angel. In January 1976, Riperton was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a radical mastectomy. By the time of diagnosis, the cancer had metastasized and she was given about six months to live. Despite the grim prognosis, she continued recording and touring. She was one of the first celebrities to go public with her breast cancer diagnosis but did not disclose she was terminally ill. In 1977, she became a spokesperson for the American Cancer Society. In 1978, she received the American Cancer Society's Courage Award which was presented to her at the White House by President Jimmy Carter. Riperton died of cancer on July 12, 1979 at age 31.
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The new season of Unsung is coming in June and we've got a sneak peek at the episode featuring 70's songstress Minnie Riperton. Watch this clip to see how her biggest song "Loving You" actually came to be. Watch the premiere of Unsung season 2 June 7 at 8pm (ET).
Minnie Riperton was ahead of her time and so was her album "Come to My Garden" which featured an exciting mix of R&B and classical sounds. Watch Unsung: The Story of Minnie Riperton June 7 at 8pm (ET) only on TV One.
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