Thursday, March 11, 2010

Who is Lori Lieberman?

Lori Lieberman was watching singer Don McLean in concert and was inspired to write a poem "Killing Me Softly With His Blues". The poem with some rewrites from Norman Gimbel and Charles Fox became her 1972 original recording "Killing Me Softly With His Song." Of course this song has been more famously identified with Roberta Flack who made it a Grammy Award winning Billboard number 1 hit in 1973. The Fugees also had a hit with this song in 1996.

Lori remained active in the recording industry during the 70s through the 90s, releasing her music on independent labels. The video clip above features Lori in a 2009 performance of the song.

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