Janis Ian is an American singer-songwriter who was most commercially successful in the 1960s and 1970s. Her signature songs are the 1966/67 hit "Society's Child" and the 1975 Top Ten single "At Seventeen", from her LP Between the Lines, which in September 1975 reached no. 1 on the Billboard album chart. Born on April 7th, 1951 in Farmingdale, New Jersey, Ian entered the American folk music scene while still a teenager in the mid-1960s. Most active musically in that decade and the 1970s, she has continued recording into the 21st century. She has won two Grammy Awards, the first in 1975 for "At Seventeen" and the second in 2013 for Best Spoken Word Album, for her autobiography, Society's Child, with a total of ten nominations in eight different categories. Ian is also a columnist and science fiction author.
|Birth name||Janis Eddy Fink|
|Born||April 7, 1951, Farmingdale, New Jersey U.S.|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, singer-songwriter, author|
|Labels||Rude Girl, Columbia, Verve, Windham Hill|
|Website||Janis Ian's Official site|
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|IMDb||Janis Ian's IMDb|
|Spotify||Janis Ian's Spotify|
|iTunes||Janis Ian's iTunes|
Singer, songwriter, musician, and science fiction writer who sang "Society's Child (Baby I've Been Thinking)."
She had a song, "Hair of Spun Gold," which was published in Broadside when she was twelve.
She won a Grammy Award for her hit "At Seventeen."
She married Tino Sargo in 1978; after their divorce in 1987, she remarried Patricia Snyder on August 27, 2003.
Her song "Fly Too High" was featured in the movie Foxes starring Jodie Foster.
- Writers from East Orange, New Jersey
- Musicians from East Orange, New Jersey
- American pop guitarists
- Jewish folk singers
- American magazine writers
- LGBT people from New Jersey
- Verve Records artists
- American acoustic guitarists
- Jewish American songwriters
- Singers from New Jersey
- American folk guitarists
- Science fiction fans
- Writers from New Jersey
- LGBT songwriters
- American child singers
- American autobiographers
- American folk singers
Latest information about Janis Ian updated on June 14 2021.