Minnie Ripperton UNSUNG Full Episode TV One Documentary

Soul Music Singer Minnie Riperton Live

 

Soul Music Singer Minnie Riperton

 

 

 

From TVOneOnline.com:

With her near-operatic six octave vocal range, Riperton, the  dynamic singer and songwriter, is best known for her quietly stunning 1975 ballad Lovin’ You.  Riperton began her career with the 60’s pop group Rotary Connection but it was the success of Lovin’ You that had seemingly propelled her to solo superstardom.  Instead, tragically, she was diagnosed with breast cancer the following year.  Riperton used her celebrity to serve as the first Black woman spokesperson for the American Cancer Society and was later honored by President Jimmy Carter with the Society’s Courage Award.  Sadly, on July 12, 1979, at the age of 31, Riperton died in the arms of her husband Dick Rudolph, while listening to a song written for her by Stevie Wonder.  With exclusive interviews from her family and friends, UnSung explores the both heartbreaking and inspiring story of Minnie Riperton.

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