May 20, 2021 · Minnie Julia Riperton-Rudolph, aka Minnie Riperton, was born on November 8, 1947, the youngest of eight children to Thelma and Salleh Riperton and grew up on the Southside of Chicago. Her professional career started as a back-up singer at Chess Records for such legends as Etta James, Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters, and Chuck Berry.
Minnie Julia Riperton Rudolph  was an American singer-songwriter best known for her 1975 single "Lovin' You" and her four octave D3 to F♯7 coloratura soprano range. She is also widely known for her use of the whistle register and has been referred to by the media as the "Queen of the Whistle Register."
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Nov 08, 2021 · Minnie Julia Riperton Rudolph (November 8, 1947 – July 12, 1979) was an American singer-songwriter best known for her 1975 single “Lovin’ You” and her four octave D3 to F#7 coloratura soprano range. She is also widely known for her use of the whistle register and has been referred to by the media as the “queen of the whistle register.”.
Musician. She is best known for her 1974 hit single Lovin' You. She started in music at Lincoln Center in her hometown of Chicago, Illinois, with plans to become an opera singer. However, she turned her attention toward pop music when she joined a short-lived group called 'The Gems' in 1961. Throughout the 1960s he...