Born in Melbourne, Australia in 1941, Helen Reddy will long be remembered for writing and recording ‘I Am Woman’, the feminist movement’s anthem of the radical 1970s. Six years earlier twenty-five year old Helen had won an Australian Bandstand International contest that took her to New York City in 1966 to try her luck as a recording artist. This first excursion to ‘the Big Apple’ was unsuccessful, but she did manage to meet and ultimately marry her second husband there; a man named Jeff Wald, who happened to be a manager/agent with the William Morris talent agency. Helen converted to Judaism and wed him before the couple moved to Los Angeles a year later. Her husband soon had her making regular appearances on Johnny Carson’s The Tonight Show (fifteen appearances overall) and in February 1972 she had her first hit single, an impressive version of ‘I Don’t Know How to Love Him’ from ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’.