The Washington Post called her “The most interesting woman you’ve never heard of.”
But you’ve definitely heard her music.
Songwriter Allee Willis, known for her hit songs such as Friend’s theme, “I’ll be there for you,” and Earth Wind and Fire's "September."
And now, she’s about to add another big song under her belt: Detroit’s unofficial Anthem.
“The D” debuts Thursday evening at the DIA, along with a mini-documentary on Willis’ five-year efforts to get this song produced.
She recorded 5,000 Detroit voices singing her song and laid them down on one song. The voices range from legendary musicians such as Martha Reeves to housekeepers.
Willis said she was willing to record with any Detroiter who would be willing to sing for her.
"I'm a Grammy, Emmy, Tony, award-winning-nominated songwriter. My songs have sold 60 million records, but this is the favorite thing I've ever done," said Willis.
The premiere party is free to the public and will be from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. The event will feature games, food a cash bar and a 50-foot long art installation called We Are the D.
For more information on the event, visit www.dia.org .