Roberta FlackSinger / Songwriter
Born: 10 February 1940
Birthplace: Black Mountain, North Carolina
Best known as: Singer of Killing Me Softly
Roberta Flack is known as a singer of soulful jazz and pop ballads. Her particular heyday was the 1970s, when she recorded a string of hits including Feel Like Makin' Love
and The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
. (The latter was included on the jazz-tinged soundtrack for Clint Eastwood
's 1971 film Play Misty For Me
.) The title cut from Flack's 1973 album Killing Me Softly
became her biggest hit.
Killing Me Softly was a tribute to American Pie singer Don MacLean.
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