Roberta Flack plans to release a Beatles cover songs album in February of 2012. The first single, ‘We Can Work It Out,’ was released Sept. 27 on iTunes after Flack took an eight-year break from the business. Watch her video for “We Can Work It Out” below.
Roberta Flack is a four-time Grammy-award winner most remembered for her mega hit of ‘Killing Me Softly,’ that went to No. 1 on the Billboard chart in 1973. She also had a huge hit with ‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,’ which was released the same year the Beatles released ‘Abbey Road.’
“Love, inspiration, friendship and my own life’s lessons come together when I sing the songs they created. I am honored to be a part of the fabulous legacy of the Beatles,” Flack recently said in a statement. Flack actually lived alongside John Lennon and Yoko Ono in the Dakota in New York when he was murdered there in 1980. She still resides there, living on the same floor as Yoko Ono and she considers herself a friend of the Lennon family.
In another statement Flack said, “My passion for this project comes from the magical genius of the greatest songwriters of all time.”
Paul McCartney, legendary singer/songwriter and 14-time GRAMMY winner (as well as Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement and Trustees Award recipient), will be honored as the 2012 MusiCares Person of the Year at its 22nd annual benefit gala, it was announced by Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the MusiCares Foundation and The Recording Academy, and Scott Pascucci, Chair of the MusiCares Foundation Board. Proceeds from the dinner and concert — to be held in Los Angeles during GRAMMY Week on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, two days prior to the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards — will provide essential support for MusiCares, which ensures that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need. For more go here.