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Nashville, Tennessee, USA
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The Delta Lady
Country-Rock, Soft Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, AM Pop, Adult Contemporary
Sweet, Sentimental, Romantic, Delicate, Warm, Soothing, Intimate, Gentle, Poignant, Wistful, Smooth, Earnest, Reflective
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Rita Coolidge (born May 1, 1945) is a multiple Grammy Award-winning American vocalist. During the 1970s and 1980s, she charted hits on Billboard's pop, country, adult contemporary and jazz charts.
Coolidge was born in Lafayette, Tennessee. She is of African American and Cherokee ancestry.
Coolidge married Kris Kristofferson in 1973 and they have one daughter, Casey. Her marriage to Kristofferson ended in 1980.
Before her marriage to Kristofferson, Coolidge had romantic liaisons with Stephen Stills and Graham Nash; her leaving Stills for Nash has been cited as a contributing factor behind Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young`s initial breakup in 1970. David Crosby memorialized this situation in his song "Cowboy Movie" (from the album If I Could Only Remember My Name, 1971); Coolidge is the "sweet little Indian girl" of the song. Stills has referenced his relationship with Coolidge in his work as well; he refers to her by the nickname "the Raven" in his song "Sit Yourself Down" (Stephen Stills, 1970) and similarly named one side of his first album with Manassas (Manassas, 1972) in her honor.
She graduated from Andrew Jackson Senior High located in Jacksonville, Florida in 1963.
She now lives in a small town located in southern California.
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Andrew Jackson Senior High located in Jacksonville, Florida in 1963.
Florida State University
Full Name at Birth
Rita Faye Coolidge
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Rita Coolidge (born May 1, 1945) is an American recording artist and songwriter. During the 1970s and 1980s, she charted hits on Billboard's pop, country, adult contemporary and jazz charts and won two Grammy Awards with fellow musician and former husband Kris Kristofferson.
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Richard De La Font Agency
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Pop, adult contemporary, country, Native American, soft rock
A&M, Monument, Attic, Alpha, Spectrum, Pony Canyon, Caliber/Critique, Beacon, Innerworks, Concord
Eric Clapton, Leon Russell, Kris Kristofferson, Joe Cocker