Laura Nyro

Laura Nyro

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Popular Songs

And When I Die
3:34
Wedding Bell Blues
2:53
Sexy Mama
2:41
Stoned Soul Picnic
3:47
Sweet Blindness
2:36

Singles

Let It Be Me / The Christmas Song
2:49
Dancers Sweepers Bookkeepers (Women of the One World) (Live)
1:51
Mothers Of The Moon (Live: Newport 29th & 30th July 1989)
1:52

Biography

Laura Nyro

Laura Nyro /ˈnɪəroʊ/ NEAR-oh (October 18, 1947 – April 8, 1997) was an American songwriter, singer, and pianist. She achieved critical acclaim with her own recordings, particularly the albums Eli and the Thirteenth Confession (1968) and New York Tendaberry (1969), and had commercial success with artists such as Barbra Streisand and The 5th Dimension recording her songs. Her style was a hybrid of Brill Building-style New York pop, jazz, gospel, rhythm and blues, show tunes, rock, and soul. Between 1968 and 1970, a number of artists had hits with her songs: The 5th Dimension with "Blowing Away", "Wedding Bell Blues", "Stoned Soul Picnic", "Sweet Blindness", "Save the Country", and "Black Patch"; Blood, Sweat & Tears and Peter, Paul & Mary with "And When I Die"; Three Dog Night and Maynard Ferguson with "Eli's Comin'"; and Barbra Streisand with "Stoney End", "Time and Love", and "Hands off the Man (Flim Flam Man)". Nyro's best-selling single was her recording of Carole King and Gerry Goffin's "Up on the Roof". In 2012, Nyro was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.