Janis Ian

Genres: Folk Music & Radio Books Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": singer-songwriter female vocalists folk pop classic rock acoustic Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: Lyrics Official Homepage VIAF Wikipedia Wikipedia


Janis Eddy Fink, 7 April 1951, the Bronx, New York, USA. A teenage prodigy, Ian first attracted attention when her early composition, ‘Hair Of Spun Gold’, was published in a 1964 issue of Broadside magazine. Performances at New York’s Village Gate and Gaslight venues inspired a recording contract that began with the controversial ‘Society’s Child (Baby I’ve Been Thinking)’. Brought to national prominence following the singer’s appearance on Leonard Bernstein’s television show, this chronicle of a doomed, interracial romance was astonishingly mature and inspired a series of equally virulent recordings attacking the perceived hypocrisy of an older generation. Ian’s dissonant, almost detached delivery, enhanced the lyricism offered on a series of superior folk rock-styled albums, notably 1968’s A Song For All The Seasons Of Your Mind.

Later relocated in California, Janis began writing songs...

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