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October 1944, Studio City, California, USA, d. 23 November 1979, Hollywood, California, USA. This Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter led a wild life as a teenager and in her early 20s, spending time in both reform school and jail in the mid-60s and developing a nasty drug habit that was to haunt her for the rest of her life. In the late 60s she attracted attention for her work within Los Angeles folk rock fraternity. An early composition, Dead Time Bummer Blues, was recorded by the Leaves, whose bass player, Jim Pons, later joined the Turtles. He introduced Sill to Blimp, the bands publishing company, the fruit of which was Lady O, their finest late-period performance. The song also appeared on 1971s Judee Sill, the artists debut for Asylum Records, which was largely produced by Pons in partnership with another ex-member of the Leaves, John Beck. Graham Nash supervised the sole exception, the beautiful Jesus...