My thanks to editor d. ellis phelps for her lovely post about Laura Nyro that includes words from, and a link to, my poem “Gonna Take a Miracle (for Laura Nyro)”. You can find it here.
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It’s no doubt over simplification, but for me, it all starts with Laura Nyro.
Without her, there’s no Kate Bush.
No Tori Amos.
To a lesser degree, I also think she may have made it possible for the Laurel Canyon scene to happen, even if she was from east coast, and Joni Mitchell trailed Nyro’s debut by only a year or so. 385 more words
OK, it’s January 1969 & the Fifth Dimension, one of America’s most popular vocal groups are being driven in a vintage Renault down La Croisette in Cannes while singing “Sweet Blindness”, the second of the 5 Laura Nyro songs that they took into the charts. 904 more words
“I’m not interested in conventional limitations when it comes to my songwriting” — Laura Nyro (Liner Notes to Stoned Soul Picnic: The Best of Laura Nyro <1997> 834 more words