Lunch Break Video: Celebrating the great Helen Reddy on the 70s singing superstar’s 71st birthday
Helen Reddy has not had the same kind of career longevity as her contemporary, Barbra Streisand, but she is well remembered by fans like me.
She turns 71 today so it’s as good a day as any to celebrate this great talent.
The first record I ever bought was her single Angie Baby which I think I bought for about 79 cents at the JC Penney in Huntington Beach! And my first concert was her show at the Anaheim Convention Center a few years later.
She had 15 top 20 singles in the 70s including I Am Woman, Leave Me Alone, You and Me Against the World, Peaceful, I Don’t Know How to Love Him, Delta Dawn, Angie Baby, Keep on Singing, You’re My World, Somewhere in the Night, and Ain’t No Way to Treat a Lady.
It was a thrill to see her in Blood Brothers in London in the summer of 1997 and in 2006, I met her at a book signing in Santa Monica. She’s not a warm and fuzzy woman as you will see in the third video but what matters most is that she made some great records and she shared her talent with the world.