Australian-conceived artist Helen Reddy, whose hit "I Am Woman" turned into a women's activist hymn in the 1970's, kicked the bucket in Los Angeles on Tuesday evening. She was 78 years of age.  
Her passing was declared on Facebook by her youngsters, Traci Donat and Jordan Sommers. Reddy had dementia for quite a while before her demise.  
"I Am Woman" was by a wide margin Reddy's most acclaimed melody. In any case, in the wake of its prosperity, she delivered a few additional hits, including "Delta Dawn," "Angie Baby," "Disregard Me (Ruby Red Dress)" and "Ain't No Way to Treat a Lady."  
Reddy was naturally introduced to a the big time family in Melbourne, Australia in 1941, and started performing while she was as yet a youngster. At the point when she was 24 and a single parent, she won an ability challenge on Australian TV; the prize was an outing to New York and the opportunity to try out for a chronicle contract with Mercury Records. She didn't get it, however she remained in the U.S. furthermore, set out to make a pop vocation.  
In 1968, she met her future spouse and chief, Jeff Wald, who was taking care of such goes about as Tiny Tim, Deep Purple and The Turtles. They inevitably convinced Capitol Records to let her record one single. The planned A-side tumbled, yet the B-side — a front of "I Don't Know How to Love Him" from the melodic Jesus Christ Superstar — made it to No. 13 on the Billboard outlines in June 1971.  
Her greatest achievement came a year later: the anthemic "I Am Woman," which reverberated with crowds worldwide amidst the ladies' freedom development in the U.S. It turned into a raving success the exact year that the Equal Rights Amendment passed the Senate and when Shirley Chisholm ran for president. The Supreme Court chose Roe v. Swim only a month after "I Am Woman" reached No. 1.  
In a 2014 meeting with Houston Public Media, Reddy clarified that the expression "I am lady" went to her and just wouldn't leave. "Again and again," she reviewed, "'I am solid, I am powerful, I am lady.' And I thought, well, this must be a melody."  
She composed the verses, lyricist Ray Burton wrote the music, and Jeff Wald convinced Capitol to let her delivery it. In a NPR meet about "I Am Woman," Wald said that a mark chief excused the entire endeavor.  
"'That ladies' lib poop is going to execute her,' " Wald reviewed the name as saying. "'For what reason would you say you are letting your better half do this stuff?'"  
All things considered, they persisted. Wald himself took the tune to a little radio broadcast on the edges of Washington, D.C., realizing that the region was loaded up with ladies working pink-collar occupations. Furthermore, "I Am Woman" evoked an emotional response from those audience members. The station was before long immersed with solicitations to hear it once more.  
Gradually — with Wald advancing the tune market by market — the melody turned into a hit. By Dec. 1972, it was No. 1 on the Billboard graphs, and Reddy brought home a Grammy. At the honors service, Reddy expressed gratitude toward God, saying: "Since She makes everything conceivable."