Helen Reddy, the Quintessential Queen of 70′s Pop, is back! Reddy (70) is stepping out of retirement to perform in a fundraiser concert in Panorama City, California for a great cause for 2 nights only.
In 2002, Reddy gave what she announced as her farewell performance with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and in 2008 was quoted as saying she “will never again perform before an audience.”
Reddy coming out of retirement to sing in 2012 is all the more a milestone as this year marks 40 years since her ground breaking hit “I Am Woman” topped the Billboard charts in 1972!
Obviously this is a pretty special event dear to Reddy’s heart to lure her out of retirement as she will be singing to raise money for the Arts. The venue is St. Genevieve’s High School, July 13th and 14th, tickets are $40 and you can buy them here
The Special Guest star at the shows is Lily Donat (Reddy’s granddaughter) which gives us a rare and special treat, making it a family affair. Maybe the audience will be treated to a duet of the Paul Williams penned ”You and Me Against the World“!
**REVISION (June 11th, 2012) to post: Lily Donat will no longer be performing with Helen, Helen will sing a duet with St. Genevieve High School senior, Rosalind Smith instead.
The Reddy Family sings on the Roseanne Show when Lily was just a toddler in 2002:
We are hoping to attend and live tweet the event if schedules permit. To read more about what Helen has been up to in recent years read our recent Helen Reddy post.
The official Poster for the event shows vibrant Helen Reddy as she appears today:
Helen Reddy Photo Credit: Gor Megaera