Roberta Flack (Roberta Cleopatra Flack)
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BiographyBlack Mountain, North Carolina, USA
Robert Flack was born February 10, 1937 (1939 according to some sources), in Black Mountain, North Carolina, a small town located about 10 miles (18 kilometers) from the city of Asheville, North Carolina. She is best known for her love ballad "Killing Me Softly With His Song", released in 1969. She earned a music scholarship to Howard University and graduated with a BA in Music. She briefly taught music after graduation from college. She was discovered singing and playing jazz in a Washington nightclub by pianist Les McCann, and she later signed a contract with Atlantic Records in the late 1960s. Read more... rest is music history. Roberta's most recent album is a 1997 anthology of Christmas standards simply titled "Christmas Album".