Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Who Was Minnie Riperton

Although Minnie Riperton died of breast cancer in 1979 at the age of 31, she left several notable marks of the music industry.  In addition to a #1 gold R&B hit with her album "Perfect Angel" Riperton is remembered for a stunning 5 1/2 octave range.  With which she covered R&B, soul, blues, and pop.  She was also one of the first musicians to go public with the battle with breast cancer.

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Riperton is also noted for success of an album "Love Lives Forever" which was released by her husband a year after her death.  Knowing that she was terminally ill, Riperton left a collection of tracks which were completed posthumously by the likes of Michael Jackson and Stevie wonder.

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