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|Tags:||singer-songwriter female vocalists folk pop classic rock acoustic|
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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 Yorks Village Gate and Gaslight venues inspired a recording contract that began with the controversial Societys Child (Baby Ive Been Thinking). Brought to national prominence following the singers appearance on Leonard Bernsteins 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. Ians dissonant, almost detached delivery, enhanced the lyricism offered on a series of superior folk rock-styled albums, notably 1968s A Song For All The Seasons Of Your Mind.
Later relocated in California, Janis began writing songs...