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us: Riperton, Minnie

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        (naf) Chicago (Ill.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Los Angeles (Calif.)
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        (naf) United States
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        • Organization: (naf) Chess Records (Firm)
        • Organization: (naf) Rotary Connection (Musical group)
        • Organization: (naf) Epic Records
        • Organization: (naf) Capitol Records, Inc.
        • Organization: (naf) American Cancer Society
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        (naf) Chess Records (Firm)
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        (naf) Rotary Connection (Musical group)
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        (naf) Epic Records
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        (naf) Capitol Records, Inc.
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        (naf) American Cancer Society
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    • found: Her The best of Minnie Riperton [SR] p1981: label (Minnie Riperton)
    • found: All music guide WWW site, Sept. 17, 2003 (Minnie Riperton; b. Nov. 8, 1947, Chicago, IL, d. July 12, 1979, Los Angeles, CA; soul singer)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed March 25, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Riperton, Minnie; Minnie Julia Riperton; Andrea Davis; singer, songwriter, health advocate; born 08 November 1947 in Chicago, Illinois, United States; joined the Gems and recorded for Chess Records (1966); joined Rotary Connection rock group (1967) as the lead singer; signed with Epic Records; toured with Stevie Wonder, Roberta Flack, and Quincy Jones; released second solo album "Perfect Angel " and won the Recording Industry Association of America's certification as a gold album (1974); signed with Capitol Records and began working on her last album "1979's Minnie" (1976); spokeswoman for the American Cancer Society; awarded the Cancer Society Medal of Courage by President Jimmy Carter (1977); was American Cancer Society's education chairwoman (1978); died 12 July 1979 in Los Angeles, California, United States)
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