Personalities | Laura Nyro | Sixties | Rock

(Piano, vocals, 1947–97)

An ill-fated performance at 1967’s Monterey Festival arrested the commercial progress of the late New Yorker, whose songs – imaginative fusions of jazz, gospel and folk – were to be covered by the diverse likes of Blood, Sweat and Tears, Fifth Dimension, Three Dog Night, Barbra Streisand and Frank Sinatra, jackpot of all songwriters. A long vinyl silence ended with a 1975 album, Smile. There followed another withdrawal from the public eye until a 1988 tour and a correlated album, Live At The Bottom Line.

Styles & Forms | Sixties | Rock
Personalities | Pentangle | Sixties | Rock

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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