Known for the 70's
US Top 10 hit
" LOVING YOU "
She died back in 1976 at age 28 but that song
will always and forever be played on local radio
here in the Philippines.
Even Lani M. became known early in her career
for singing songs like that and a few others
like it. ( "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me" )
Millie's old Pinoys fans will be interested to know
her daughter is doing well as an entertainer
in the U.S. She's a regular cast member for the
hip TV show "Saturday Night Live." She's known
for doing funny point-blank parodies of celebrities
like the members of 'Destiny's Child.'
Her name is Maya Rudolph.
But the real fab news is hearing about her keyboard
playing in a popular band called 'The Rentals.' She
also sang back-up vocals and her band once opened
for Alanis Morissette. She has since quit to do comedy.
( My kind of multi-talented woman-m&m )
The entertainment bug got her in 6th grade when
she sang 'Flashdance: What a Feeling' in the school's
talent show with classmate (future actress)-
It was her father- songwriter Richard Rudolph who
helped compose "Loving You" with her famous mother.
Because she was a loud child her mother would sing
to keep her quiet. In fact, that's how the "la-la"
chorus from that song came to be. The words were
added with help from the father.
" Loving you,
because you're beautiful "
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