February 6, 2012
Meet The Beatles Again: A Conversation With Roberta Flack
A Conversation with Roberta Flack
Mike Ragogna: Roberta, how are you ?
Roberta Flack: Doing well, Mike. How are you ?
MR: Very well, thanks. Your new album is Let It Be: Roberta Flack Sings The Beatles, so maybe we should start by talking about your early memories of The Beatles ?
RF: Well, you know, we sort of popped out of the oven at the same time musically. I mean, they'd been around for a while by the time I came out, but around the time that I came onto the scene, my name may have been listed with the likes of them. I think it was probably because of the type of music that people associated with me. I mean, "The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face" was one of the all-time great lyrical ballads. Then you had songs in a similar vein coming from The Beatles like "Hey Jude" and "Let It Be." All of those songs were flowing so easily off of everyone's tongues at the time.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mike-ragogna/meet-the-beatles-again-a_b_1256439.html