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Minnie RIPERTON

American Minnie RIPERTON

born Minnie Julia RIPERTON

American singer-songwriter best known for her 1975 single "Lovin' You"

Source :  Mary CUMMINS

Born: on November 08, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: on July 12, 1979 in Los Angeles, California, United States


Biography

Riperton was born in Chicago, the daughter of Thelma Inez (née Matthews) (1911–2005) and Salleh Riperton (1899–1991), a Pullman porter. The youngest of eight children in a musical family, she embraced the arts early. Although she began with ballet and modern dance, her parents recognized her vocal and musical abilities and encouraged her to pursue music and voice. At Chicago's Lincoln Center, she received operatic vocal training from Marion Jeffery.

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See Also :

- Category Singer & Musician