Lunch Break Video: Some Helen Reddy classics for you to enjoy on the singer’s 70th birthday
I’m sure there are some people under the age of 30 who have no idea who Helen Reddy is.
But I sure do and bought all the 45s of her songs when I was a kid from the JC Pennys in Huntington Beach. They were less than a buck each!
Throughout the 70s, Miss Reddy was one of the biggest recording stars in the world with such hits as I Am Woman, Delta Dawn, I Don’t Know How to Love Him, You and Me Against the World, Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress), Angie Baby, Ain’t No Way to Treat a Lady, Somewhere in the Night and You’re My World.
Miss Reddy even appeared in some movies – most famously as a singing nun in Airport 1975 and as the lead in Disney’s Pete’s Dragon.
I saw her in concert in the late 70s then on the London stage in 1997 when she was starring in Blood Brothers. It was terrific to finally meet her in 2006 when she was in Santa Monica signing copies of her autobiography.
Miss Reddy retired from showbiz several years ago but hopefully she’ll resurface and guest on something like The Rosie Show.
Hey! There’s an idea!