Sunday, August 28, 2016
God Rock Sunday: Helen Reddy - "I Don't Know How to Love Him" (1971)
Australian vocalist Helen Reddy launched a successful 1970s career with her version of this Jesus Christ Superstar torch ballad. WDRC in Hartford, Connecticut, apparently "broke" the single, whose B-side was an early version Mac Davis's "I Believe in Music," a hit for Gallery in 1972 and a future variety show staple. Her I Don't Know How to Love Him album also included an early draft of "I Am Woman," which she'd later re-record and turn into a feminist anthem.
Helen Reddy - "I Don't Know How to Love Him" (1971)
Also see: The "Jesus Christ Superstar" hit parade