Laura Nyro

Genres: Folk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": singer-songwriter female vocalists folk soul 70s pop Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Laura Nigro, 18 October 1947, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA, d. 8 April 1997, Danbury, Connecticut, USA. The daughter of an accomplished jazz trumpeter, Nyro was introduced to music at an early age, reputedly completing her first composition when she was only eight years old. Her main influences ranged from Bob Dylan to John Coltrane, but the artist’s 1966 debut More Than A New Discovery revealed a talent akin to Brill Building songwriters Carole King and Ellie Greenwich. Nyro’s empathy for soul and R&B enhanced her individuality, although she later disowned the set, claiming its stilted arrangements were completed against her wishes. The album nonetheless contained several songs that were adapted by other artists, notably ‘Stoney End’ (Barbra Streisand), ‘And When I Die’ (Blood, Sweat And Tears) and ‘Wedding Bell Blues’ (the 5th Dimension). Nyro was now managed by David Geffen, and he did much to further her...

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