Thursday, April 08, 2010

Laura Nyro

Today is the anniversary of the death in 1997 of singer/songwriter/pianist Laura Nyro. I discovered her when I was in college in the mid-70's and spent many hours listening to LPs and cassette tapes of her wonderful voice. It was hard to lose her so young.

She has a Facebook page. Her official homepage has information about her life and work. Here's her American National Biography page. Salon's obituary calls her "this exotic, erratic, original talent." Rolling Stone has an obit that opens with this:
Laura Nyro, one of the most important female singer/songwriters of the '60s and '70s, died Tuesday at her Danbury, Conn., home at the age of 49 due to complications from ovarian cancer.

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