Helen Reddy

Helen Reddy

Helen ReddyHelen Reddy was Australia's Queen of Pop in the 70's and best known for her hit song I Am Woman.

Although she now lives in Sydney, she was born in Melbourne, and went to Tintern Girls Grammar School in Ringwood. In 2002, she retired from performing and moved from Santa Monica, California back to Norfolk Island, and then Sydney.

In 2012, it was reported, Helen Reddy comes out of retirement.. Reddy is making her return to the musical stage this week, at a club in San Diego and for a high school benefit in Panorama City, outside of Los Angeles. She decided to return to performing after being buoyed by the warm reception she recently got when she sang at her sister's birthday party.

But don't expect to hear all of the old chart makers during her performances.

"One of the reasons that I'm coming back to singing is because I'm not doing the greatest hits,"Reddy explained. "I'm doing the songs that I always loved. So many are album cuts that never got any airplay, and they're gorgeous songs."

Reddy, 70, has been singing since she was a young girl, as part of a well-known show-business family in Melbourne. But she didn't score hugely until her 1971 hit cover of "I Don't Know How to Love Him,"the big ballad from the musical "Jesus Christ Superstar."Over the next decade, she produced 15 top 40 hits, with three reaching No. 1.

Source: cbsnews.com | 2012 The Associated Press

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