Roberta Flack is 75

More than almost any other song, this reminds me of love lost, and it still has the capacity of making me quite sad.

I’m fairly sure Roberta Flack’s turning 75; while some sources have her listed as being born in 1939, her Facebook page and the Wikipedia have her born in 1937. It’s likely it was my sister Leslie who turned me on to Roberta’s music. She owned the second album, Chapter Two, which she played rather constantly. I almost felt badly that Roberta achieved a modicum of commercial success; we thought Roberta was our little secret, known by the cognisanti.

I had the pleasure of seeing her perform at First Night in Albany about a dozen years ago. She has been living Continue reading “Roberta Flack is 75”