Category: singer

Avril Lavigne
Style in 2002

Kylie Minogue photographed by Steve Shaw in 2001 [x]

Anastacia at the Europe Music Awards in 2000 [x]

Singer Joyce Bryant photographed by Carl Van Vechten on May 28, 1953.

Bessie Smith photographed by Carl Van Vechten on February 3, 1936.

Anastacia at the World Stund Awards in 2001 [x]

Britt Ekland (1964)

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Singer Andrea Davis (Minnie Riperton) publicity portraits for

Chess Records, 1967.

Minnie Riperton possessed a five-octave vocal range, enabling her to sing in whistle register, famously demonstrated on her 1975 hit single “Lovin’ You”. Born in Chicago, she received operatic vocal training from Marion Jeffery. Under the alias Andrea Davis she recorded

local hit “Lonely Girl” in 1966. Before embarking on a solo career, she joined the group Rotary Connection.

In 1973, she began working with Wonderlove, Stevie Wonder’s backing group.

A year later he producing her Perfect Angel album, and contributed two original compositions. “Loving You”, written by Minnie and her husband Richard Rudolph, brought her international success, reaching the U.S. #1 spot and the U.K. #2 chart position in 1975.

In January 1976, Minnie was diagnosed with breast cancer

and underwent a mastectomy. The next year she became chairman of the American Cancer Society. In 1978, she received the American Cancer Society’s Courage Award presented to her at the White House by President Jimmy Carter.

Minnie

continued to perform and record until she was

bed confined. She died from cancer on July 12, 1979 at the age of 31. Her daughter is actress Maya Rudolph.

Carly Simon photographed by Jack Mitchell, 1971.

Betty Davis photographed by Fin Costello, February 1976.