Contact Us

Roberta Flack Plans Beatles Cover Album, Drops Single

Paul Zimmerman, Getty Images

Legendary four-time Grammy award-winner Roberta Flack is back with a Beatles tribute album after an eight-year hiatus.

The songstress, who is most noted for tracks like ‘Killing Me Softly’ — which inspired rap groups like the Fugees to cover it — debuted her first cover, the 1965 hit ‘We Can Work It Out,’ this week (Sept. 27) on iTunes. The full album release is expected in February 2012.

“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, ” the R&B icon said in a statement.

Flack catapulted to stardom in 1969, with her debut cover of Ewan MacColl’s ‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,’ the same year the Beatles released ‘Abbey Road.’

She lived alongside John Lennon and now, Yoko Ono, in the famed Dakota building in New York City — where Lennon was murdered in 1980 — so the musical influence of the Beatles infiltrated both her personal and professional career.

“I live in the same building [The Dakota] that John [Lennon] did up until the day he died. As a matter of fact, on the same floor — and I’m a friend of the family.” she told Spinner.

“My passion for this project comes from the magical genius of the greatest songwriters of all time,” Flack added in a statement.

Listen to Roberta Flack’s Beatles Cover of ‘We Can Work It Out’

Watch Roberta Flack Perform ‘Killing Me Softly’

Follow @theboombox on Twitter | Like Us on Facebook | Sign Up for Newsletter

Download Roberta Flack Songs | Buy Roberta Flack Albums

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://theboombox.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on The Boombox quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on The Boombox quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!