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us: Flack, Roberta


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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1939-02-10
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Asheville (N.C.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Howard University
        • Organization: (naf) University of Massachusetts Amherst
        • Organization: (naf) Atlantic Recording Corporation
    • Gender

        female
    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Singers
          (lcsh) Educators
      • Sources

        • found: Her Oasis [SR] p1988: label (Roberta Flack)
        • found: LC data base, 02-05-91 (hdg.: Flack, Roberta)
        • found: New Grove dict. of Amer. mus. (Flack, Roberta; b. Feb. 10, 1939, Black Mountain, NC; popular singer)
        • found: African American National Biography, accessed December 23, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Flack, Roberta; popular singer, music educator; born 10 February 1939 probably Asheville, North Carolina, United States; received a BA in Music Education at Howard University (1955); undertook doctoral studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst; became the first undergraduate at Howard to give a public recital in vocal literature; taught English at a school for African Americans in Farmville, North Carolina; was hired to perform at Henry Yaffe's Mr. Henry's Club; obtained a contract with Atlantic Records; her second album, Chapter Two, sold over one million copies; her third album, Quiet Fire, totaled one million before its release (1971); Killing Me Softly won a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocals (1973); Roberta earned her a Grammy in the Traditional Pop Vocal category (1994); teamed with folk singer Judy Collins for a series of concerts to benefit the Nina Hyde Center for Breast Cancer Research at Georgetown University)
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