Roberta Flack

Singer-songwriter + Musician
Born Feb 10, 1939
Age 77
Hometown the United States
Height 5' 3" (160 cm)
Nationality American
Alma Mater Howard University...
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black

Roberta Flack is an American singer, songwriter, and musician who is notable for jazz, soul, R&B, and folk music. Roberta Flack is best known for her Hot 100 #1 singles "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face", "Killing Me Softly with His Song" and "Feel Like Makin' Love", as well as "Where Is the Love" and "The Closer I Get to You", two of her many duets with Donny Hathaway.… Read More

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1937 Birth Flack lived with a musical family, born in Black Mountain, North Carolina to parents Laron LeRoy (October 11, 1911 – July 12, 1959) and Irene Flack (September 28, 1911 – January 17, 1981) a church organist, on February 10 of either 1937 or 1939 (sources differ) and raised in Arlington, Virginia. … Read More


1966 29 Years Old Between 1966 to 1972, she was married to Steve Novosel. … Read More


1968 31 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Flack began singing professionally after being hired to perform regularly at Mr. Henry's Restaurant, on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC in 1968. … Read More
1972 35 Years Old 1 More Event
Flack's cover version of "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" hit number seventy-six on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1972.
Flack was the first to win the Grammy Award for Record of the Year two consecutive times. "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" won at the 1973 Grammys and "Killing Me Softly with His Song" won at the 1974 Grammys. … Read More
1974 37 Years Old Its parent album was Flack's biggest-selling disc, eventually earning Double Platinum certification. 1974 also saw Flack sing the lead on a Sherman Brothers song called "Freedom", which featured prominently at the opening and closing of the movie Huckleberry Finn.


1982 45 Years Old Roberta Flack had a 1982 hit single with "Making Love", written by Burt Bacharach (the title track of the 1982 film of the same name), which reached #13.
1983 46 Years Old She began working with Peabo Bryson with more limited success, charting as high as #5 on the R&B chart (plus #16 Pop and #4 Adult Contemporary) with "Tonight, I Celebrate My Love" in 1983. … Read More
1986 49 Years Old In 1986, Flack sang the theme song entitled "Together Through the Years" for the NBC television series, Valerie later known as The Hogan Family. … Read More


1991 54 Years Old Flack found herself again in the US Top 10 with the hit song "Set the Night to Music", a 1991 duet with Jamaican vocalist Maxi Priest that peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts and #2 AC. … Read More


1999 62 Years Old In 1999, a star with Flack's name was placed on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. … Read More
2010 73 Years Old In 2010, she appeared on the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, singing a duet of "Where Is The Love" with Maxwell.
2012 75 Years Old In February 2012, Flack released Let it Be Roberta, an album of Beatles covers including "Hey Jude" and "Let it Be". … Read More
2013 76 Years Old Sarah Bryan and Beverly Patterson, African American Trails of Eastern North Carolina, North Carolina Arts Council 2013, p. 92 Roberta Flack
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