42 years ago today, Minnie Riperton's 'Loving You' hits No.1

In 1975, Minnie Riperton's hit song 'Loving You' hit the top of the US singles charts, giving the beautiful singer her first and only No.1.

The song performed very well in the UK, reaching No. 2, and got as high at No. 11 in the New Zealand music charts.

Riperton died of cancer on the 12th of July, 1979.

Stevie Wonder, who helped produce the song with Minnie, paid tribute to her during an episode of the TV show Soul Train, which aired shortly after her death in September 1979.