Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Rita Coolidge Life Story Interview…
Rita Coolidge is an American recording artist. During the 1970s and 1980s, she charted hits on Billboard magazine’s pop, country, adult contemporary, and jazz charts and won two Grammy Awards with fellow musician and then-husband Kris Kristofferson.
She sang for Leon Russell, Joe Cocker, Harry Chapin, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Dave Mason & Graham Nash amongst others.
Coolidge’s greatest success on the pop charts came during 1977–78 with four consecutive top 25 hits, remakes of Jackie Wilson’s “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher”, Boz Scaggs’ “We’re All Alone”, The Temptations’ “The Way You Do The Things You Do”, and Marcia Hines’ “You”.
Coolidge also was among the first hosts on VH1, a U.S. cable network. In 2006, she recorded a standards album, And So Is Love.
Rita’s new album ‘Safe In The Arms Of Time’ is released 4th May. She will appear for 4 nights at The Boisedale Club in London from 14th May.
Enjoy an exclusive interview with Rita via YouTube:
Safe in the Arms of Time also gave Coolidge the chance to reunite with one of her real-life past flames, one who has remained a cherished friend, Graham Nash (Crosby, Stills & Nash) Nash and drumming legend Russ Kunkel had offered Coolidge their smoky blues rocker Doing Fine Without You two years before she began recording.
When she and Hogarth started the project, it would be one of the first songs they picked.
The ‘Delta Lady’ (as she is known amongst friends and fans) has captivated audiences during her astonishing 50-year career, selling millions of copies of signature hits such as We’re All Alone, The Way You Do the Things You Do, All Time High and (Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher.
Her eight-year relationship with former husband Kris Kristofferson yielded three top-selling albums (including the No. 1 hit Full Moon) and multiple Grammy Awards.
Interviewed recorded by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio 4th April 2018.