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Helen Reddy

Helen Reddy

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Helen Reddy (2012)

Interview by Jeff Apter, Rock's Backpages Audio, 30 November 2012

The Australian icon on her hardscrabble early years in America; her friendships with journalist Lillian Roxon, Liza Minnelli and with songwriter Peter Allen; her first hit 'I Don't Know How to Love Him', and her massive 'I Am a Woman'; feminism and her Grammy speech; her retirement, and her fascination with hypnotism and spiritualism.

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Helen Reddy: Helen now a star in demand

Profile by Lillian Roxon, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 27 June 1971

THEY invited 20 people for a quiet little get together back at their Hilltop home after her show closed — and 280 turned up. ...

Helen Reddy: Weekend Ever Reddy

Interview by Penny Valentine, Sounds, 5 February 1972

A VERY HEAVY Ameri­can biography on Helen Reddy comes on with excessive amounts of material on the super­natural, her beliefs in ESP and parapsycho­logy* until ...

Helen Reddy: Get Reddy

Interview by Jacoba Atlas, Melody Maker, 12 February 1972

"I STARTED singing my own songs because no one else was saying what I wanted to say," explains Helen Reddy, the Australian born singer who ...

A Requiem For Miss Christine

Comment by Lillian Roxon, New York Sunday News, 26 November 1972

THE DEATH OF Christine Frka has depressed me deeply. Miss Christine (she never used that troublesome last name) had hershining face on this page a ...

A Rock Critic's Rough and Reddy Life

Report by Lillian Roxon, New York Sunday News, 29 April 1973

THE LIFE of a rock and roll writer, as I have said all too often before, is not all sunshine and roses. The Friday night ...

Helen Reddy: Palladium, London

Live Review by Karl Dallas, Melody Maker, 20 May 1978

THERE IS something about Helen Reddy which just gets up my nose. I didn't know that, mind you, before I went to the first of ...

Sandy Robertson's Hollywood Confidential

Report by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 1 September 1979

"On my first visit to Los Angeles I was conventionally prepared for almost anything except for what it really looked like – a quite beautiful ...

Helen Reddy

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 25 October 1941, Melbourne, Australia ...


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