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Minnie Riperton

La Crosse, WI, United States / Eagle 102.7
Minnie Riperton

Minnie Riperton would have been 70 today.  An amazing singer, with a five octave vocal range, her career was cut short in 1979 when the breast cancer she battled for 3 1/2 years finally ended her life.  The height of her career was in 1975, when her song”Loving You” hit #1 on the Hot 100.  I remember the song best as one of the most requested records at the old Macamba Club in downtown LaCrosse in the spring and summer of 1975.  I would bet there are many married couples that slow danced to that great song, my wife and I included.  Today it’s just another forgotten oldie.

 

Photo courtesy of Epic Records

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