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Roberta Flack

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Born: 1937/02/10
Birth Place: Black Mountain, North Carolina, United States
Years Active: 1969–present
Genres: Jazz, Soul, Folk, R&B

Roberta Flack was born February 10, 1937 in Black Mountain, North Carolina and is an RB singer and songwriter notable for jazz, soul, R&B and folk music. Raised on the music of her local church community, Flack was introduced to the artists Mahalia Jackson and Sam Cooke when she heard them sing at a Baptist church. This experience became the inspiration that lead Flack to pursuing a career in music. Flack began playing the piano at the age of 9 and by the time Flack was 15 she had mastered classical piano, and entered Howard University on a music scholarship. It was here that Flack began to study voice. Upon graduation, Flack began to teach music composition at Browne Junior High School and ... Continue Bio >>

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