Yes, I remember her. Never liked her songs.
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My post is just the latest example of me engaging my mouth before my brain.
The statement I made could never be true as long as people like you are members here. Your conversations are a model of informative and civil discourse.
I withdraw my post / statement. In a moment of weakness I let 'them' get to me. Sorry.
The context of the OP was that she was going thru a bad period financially. And given the state of her career, and her age, that may not be reversible.
If her music did not appeal to certain people, fine, just keep it to yourself or comment on a more appropriate thread and at a more appropriate time.
She fought the good fight in her own way. I admire her for that.
Negative, the word I used previously, was not the correct word. Mean spirited is.
Now you can go back to listening to your Diana Krall Lp.
That's too 'big' to ignore. Virtually impossible with the way the radio stations rammed it down our throats. The connotation of the op is that she made it big. Where's the evidence? Lots of great one hit wonders that didn't make it also. I don't know these people. It's about the music which I do know.
The connotation of the op is that she made it big. Where's the evidence?From Wikipedia:
Helen Reddy (born 25 October 1941) is an Australian American singer and actress and activist. She is often referred to as the "Queen of 70s Pop". In the 1970s, she enjoyed international success, especially in the United States, where she placed fifteen singles in the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100. Six of those 15 songs made the Top 10 and three of those songs reached No. 1, including her signature hit "I Am Woman." She also placed 25 singles on the Billboard Adult Contemporary charts. Fifteen of those singles made the Top 10 and 8 of those reached No. 1. She was the first artist to ever win the coveted American Music Award for "Favorite Pop/Rock Female" artist. She was also the first Australian to win a Grammy Award and to have three No. 1 hits in the same year.Discography, including peak chart positions in the US and Canada, here.
Thank you for the information but I'm also aware that Google is my friend. However it doesn't change my position. We're all aware of the manipulative nature of top 40's agenda. Seriously, folks. The only two songs I remember which are indelibly burned into my memory forever are 'I am Woman' and 'Delta Dawn'. I don't recall a single other tune by her. Now I wonder why that could be. I could probably recite them by heart. And the political nature of music awards is just as ridiculous. How many American Idol fans here? The actual money she made during her supposed 'peak' is still questionable imo.
She was/is a feminist icon in addition to a 70's "pop" star. That's a controversial topic and I think that accounts for a lot of the diverse opinions here 40 years later even, FBOFW. It is what it is. I do not relate to her that much myself, but I will not hold that against her. may others, particularly women, probably do.
Of course she deserves dignity. She has it. My goodness, this forum is about music. Remember? It's not about character analysis. Not for me, anyway. How do you judge a person you haven't met or hardly even seen in the media? Those kinds of comments can't possibly have any merit, either positive or negative without first hand experience. I could name some jerks along with some great people but not on this forum since they're not involved in music. I'm not a big fan of Linda Rondstat either. I like some of her tunes but I only have one album. So what?
Phaelon, she probably ruined a lot of girlfriends. Along with every feminist's icon, Gloria Steinem. I hate feminism. But I also hate machoism.
Great voice and she was quite pretty when she was younger. I have not seen her lately. I actually like her voice and ya the songs were cheesy, but I even liked some of them.
Funny thing is I was building speakers in my basement as a young boy and would play Helen to test them out and listen. Special memories and Helen was part of them. As a young boy I though she was a babe!
Hey I love Abba but I'll bet a lot of folks on this site think they're a joke, not to me, ok some of the lyrics are banal but don't forget, English wasn't their first language :) I though Helen Reddy was ok, not my cup of tea but she did achieve success if only for a brief period which is generally the case in pop music to the ones that ACTUALLY even get there which are a very select few. This qualifies her for some degree of respect and recognition if nothing else.