Wikipedia : This day (July 12, 1979 ), in Los Angeles, California, died Minnie Riperton, an American singer-songwriter best known for her 1975 single Lovin’ You.
Minnie Riperton : The tragic 1979 death of 31-year-old Riperton silenced one of soul music’s most unique and unforgettable voices — blessed with an angelic five-octave vocal range, she scored her greatest commercial success with the chart-topping pop ballad Lovin’ You.
@last.fm : Her pop career began in 1963 when she joined the local girl group called The Gems (not to be confused with the 60s New York-based girl group Gems, led by Louise Bethune), who were also known at times as The Starlets (1963-1966), signing to the famed Chess label to release a handful of singles as well as lend backing vocals to acts including Fontella Bass, The Dells, and Etta James.
Video : Minnie Riperton – Lovin’ You (Live 1975) . Memory Lane (1979) . lovers & friends . Young Willing And Able (1976) . w/ George Benson – Misty . Inside My Love (1975) . Seeing You This Way (1974) .