Saturday, July 08, 2017

Minnie Ripperton

Minnie Ripperton died on June 12, 1979, at the age of 31 from breast cancer. Listen to what we lost.

Lovin' You:



She had a coloratura soprano vocal range, spanning five octaves.

Inside My Love:



Come to My Garden:



Reasons:



You Take My Breath Away:



Listening to her still makes me cry. What a tragic loss!



6 comments:

  1. I agree. What a tragic loss. I've never heard of her before, but her voice is out of this world. It shows how far we've come in "curing" breast cancer and how far we still have to go. You would think after 38 years, we would have been further along in curing breast cancer. I'm so glad you exposed me to her.

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    1. I was in college when "Lovin' You" came out, and it made a huge impression in our community. Then only a few years later she was dead. It hit us hard at the time. We have come a long way, but people still die of this. I agree with you that it seems we should be further along in a cure.

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  2. Oh my, what an amazing voice! I was sad to hear she died so young of breast cancer, it's such a tragic loss! I've only ever heard her sing Lovin' You and have always thought that she sings it so beautifully 😀. I love the lyrics too and she reaches those high notes so effortless. I enjoyed listening to her other songs too, thanks for sharing 😁. Happy Weekend! J 😊

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    1. It is amazing, isn't it! That range! And her clarity.

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  3. I remember her vaguely.The loving you video, but not the others. You are so good at bringing back those details of a time gone by. :) Hugs-Erika
    I loved hearing that one again and hearing some new beauties too.

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    1. That song was very popular when I was in college, so I've always remembered her with fondness :)

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