Helen Maxine Reddy (born October 25, 1941) is an Australian-American singer, actor and activist. Born in Melbourne, Victoria to a show-business family, Reddy started her career as an entertainer at age four. She sang on radio and television, and won a talent contest on a television program, Bandstand, in 1966; her prize was a ticket to New York City and a record audition, which turned out to be unsuccessful. She pursued her international singing career by moving to Chicago and, subsequently, Los Angeles, where she made her debut singles “One Way Ticket” and “I Believe in Music” in 1968 and 1970, respectively. The B-side of the latter single, “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” reached No. 13 in Canadian pop chart RPM and she was signed to Capitol Records a year later.
During the 1970s, she enjoyed international success, especially in the United States where she placed 15 singles in the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100. Six made the Top 10 and three reached No. 1, including her signature hit “I Am Woman”. She placed 25 songs on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart; 15 made the Top 10 and eight reached No. 1, six consecutively. In 1974, at the inaugural American Music Awards, she became the first artist to win the award for Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist. In television, she was the first Australian to host her own one-hour weekly primetime variety show on an American network, along with several specials that were seen in more than 40 countries.
Between the 1980s and 1990s, as her single “I Can’t Say Goodbye to You” became her last to chart in the U.S., she acted in musical theatres and recorded a few albums such as Center Stage before retiring from live performance in 2002. She returned to university in Australia and earned her degree, and practised as a clinical hypnotherapist and motivational speaker. In 2011, after singing “Breezin’ Along with the Breeze” with her half-sister, Toni Lamond, for Lamond’s birthday, Reddy decided to return to live performing.
Her song “I Am Woman” played a large role in popular culture and became an anthem for second-wave feminism. She came to be known as a “feminist poster girl” or a “feminist icon”. In 2011, Billboard named her the No. 28 adult contemporary artist of all time (No. 9 woman). In 2013 the Chicago Tribune dubbed her as the “Queen of ’70s Pop”.
This installment of Across The Tracks feature tunes with “ONE” in the title. We’ll feature music from Darius Rucker, Elton John, April, Rod Stewart, Abba, Helen Reddy, Clint Black, Andrew Gold, Jack Johnson and much more across the tracks and genres.
This week on the Sounds of The 70s: Yes, Wet Willie, Tony Orlando & Dawn, John Mellencamp, Elton John, Rattles, Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Abba, Queen, Chicago, Billy Joel, Helen Reddy, Jackson Browne and more . .
Another installment of Sounds of The 70s. This week: Styx, Bee Gees, Tycoon, California, Helen Reddy, Brothers Johnson and many many more. . . 2 – 6pm.
This week; Sunday (9am or pm) we feature week one of the letter R on The Vinyl Resting Place – on RadioMax – in honor of the season, we kick things off with Bob Rivers – Walkin’ ‘Round In Women’s Underwear, then stay around for Cliff Richard, Eddie Rabbitt, Helen Reddy, Jerry Reed, Johnny Rivers, Lionel Richie, Marty Robbins, Paul Revere & The Raiders, Rare Earth, Rascals,
Righteous Brothers, and the Rolling Stones.
It’s “Summer Hits of the 70s” today at 9:00 am on Sounds of The 70s were we’ll feature, Bad Company, Bob Seger, Paul Simon Godspell, Eric Carmen, Three Dog Night, Chris Thompson, Robert Palmer, John Travolta & Olivia Newton John, Robin McNamara, Pilot, 8th Day, Hot, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Elton John, Bobby Sherman, Grand Funk Railroad, Helen Reddy, and so much more. Join us at 9:00 am!
This week in the Vinyl Resting Place it’s “Woman” Featuring hits from Helen Reddy, Bryan Adams, Aretha Franklin, Shania Twain, Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond, Chicago, Roy Orbison, The Doors and more. Check the schedule for encore times if you miss any of this program. Hosted by your Vinyl Master Willie B!
Helen Reddy (born 25 October 1941) is an Australian American singer, 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 made the Top 10 and three reached No. 1, including her signature hit “I Am Woman.” She placed 25 songs on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. Fifteen made the Top 10 and eight reached No. 1, six consecutively. She was the first artist to win the coveted American Music Award for “Favorite Pop/Rock Female” artist. She was the first Australian to win a Grammy Award and to have three No. 1 hits in the same year. In television, she was the first Australian to host her own one-hour weekly primetime variety show on an American network, along with several specials that were seen in over forty countries. Helen retired from live performance in 2002 and now practices as a clinical hypnotherapist and motivational speaker. In 2011, Billboard named her the No. 28 AC artist of all time (No. 9 woman). She lives in Australia.
Her song “I Am Woman” played a large role in popular culture and became an anthem for Second-wave feminism. She came to be known as a “feminist poster girl” or a “feminist icon. (Source: Wikipedia)
||I Am Woman
||Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress)
||Ain’t No Way to Treat a Lady
||I Don’t Know How to Love Him
||You’re My World
||Keep on Singing
||You and Me Against the World
||Somewhere in the Night
||I Can’t Hear You No More
||The Happy Girls
||No Sad Song
||Make Love to Me
||Ready or Not
||I Can’t Say Goodbye to You
||Free and Easy
||We’ll Sing in the Sunshine
||Summer of ’71
||Candle on the Water
||One Way Ticket