By Sandy Zimmerman
(Photos by Sandy Zimmerman)
The public remembers Helen Reddy, her golden voice and classic songs.
After taking a 10 year break from performing, Helen Reddy starred at the Orleans showroom.
Helen’s face beamed with happiness. When Helen sang, it was reminiscent of the nights I reviewed her shows in the 80s. Helen still delivers an exciting show.
Helen sang while walking around the stage to get closer to her fans. She discussed her life and the beginning of her career in show business.
How could anyone forget Helen Reddy’s songs? Her songs held a strong female message.
“You and Me against the World” mirrored women’s feelings about facing life alone with their child. It could also be indicative of a woman and man making their way without anyone helping them.
“You and Me against the World” was written by Kenny Ascher and Paul Williams, recorded by Helen Reddy in 1974. With gold and platinum selling albums, this record became popular in over fifty countries.
Of course Helen sang “Ain’t No Way to Treat a Lady.” Women can identify with Helen and her messages.
Recorded in 1975, “Ain’t No Way to Treat a Lady” became #1 on Billboard Easy Listening charts.
Helen Reddy isstill popular today. Her fans hope she will continue to perform.
Born to a show business family, Helen began her career at the age of 5. During his show, her father announced he wanted a child to join him on-stage. When Helen stepped up, he asked her, do you know me? Helen answered, “No, father.”
Helen starred in her own television series in the 60s, acted on Broadway and in feature films.
One amazing fact about Helen Reddy, she left her singing career to become a clinical hypnotherapist. Helen’s interest began before she became famous and later obtained a degree in clinical hypnotherapy.
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Award winning Sandy Zimmerman is a syndicated columnist writing Show and Dining Reviewer, travel reviews, health writer, professional photographer and talk show host of the Las Vegas Today Show and Discover the Ultimate Vacation travel specials. For information or questions about any of Sandy’s columns, contact Sandy Zimmerman at (702)-735-5974. firstname.lastname@example.org
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