24th February 1973, Roberta Flack had her second US No.1 when ‘Killing Me Softly…

Written by on February 24, 2018


24th February 1973, Roberta Flack had her second US No.1 when ‘Killing Me Softly With His Song’, started a five-week run at the top. The song was written in collaboration with singer songwriter Lori Lieberman, the song was born of a poem she wrote after experiencing a strong reaction to the Don McLean song ‘Empty Chairs.’ Roberta Flack first heard the song during a flight. She performed it for the first time live when supporting Marvin Gaye who told her she had to recorded a version of the song.




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