Judith Marjorie Collins is an American singer and songwriter known for her eclectic tastes in the material she records and for her social activism. Collins' debut album A Maid of Constant Sorrow was released in 1961, but it was the lead single from her 1967 album Wildflowers, "Both Sides, Now" – written by Joni Mitchell – that gave Collins international prominence. The single hit the Top 10 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart and won Collins her first Grammy Award for Best Folk Performance. She enjoyed further success with her recordings of "Someday Soon", "Chelsea Morning", "Amazing Grace", and "Cook with Honey". Collins experienced the biggest success of her career with her recording of Stephen Sondheim's "Send in the Clowns" from her best-selling 1975 album Judith.
|Birth name:||Judith Marjorie Collins|
|Born:||May 1, 1939, Seattle, Washington, U.S.|
|Origin:||Denver, Colorado, U.S.|
|Genres:||Folk, Americana, country, rock and roll, pop|
|Occupation(s):||Singer, songwriter, musician, actress|
|Instruments:||Vocals, piano, guitar|
|Labels:||Elektra, Geffen/MCA, Mesa Bluemoon/Rhino/Atlantic, Wildflower, Cleopatra|
|Associated acts:||Leonard Cohen, Ari Hest, Bob Dylan, Stephen Sondheim, Ian Tyson, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Stephen Stills|
|Website:||Judy Collins's Official site|
|Facebook:||Judy Collins's Facebook profile|
|IMDb:||Judy Collins's IMDb|
About Judy Collins
Sweet-voiced folk singer of "Both Sides Now." She has won Grammy Awards, as well as being awarded a Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Degree from Pratt Institute.
At age thirteen, she performed Mozart's Concerto for Two Pianos. She was inspired to pursue a career in music after hearing the music of Bob Seger and Woodie Guthrie.
She is known for her social activism, including her sympathetic attitude towards the Yippie movement.
She married Peter Taylor in 1958; after their divorce in 1965, she remarried
She has covered songs by Bob Dylan.
Information related to Judy Collins
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- Singers from Denver
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- Singers from Colorado
- Songwriters from Washington (state)
- Geffen Records artists
- Singers from Washington (state)
- American acoustic guitarists
- American anti–Vietnam War activists
- American sopranos
- Elektra Records artists
- Musicians from Seattle
- MCA Records artists
- American folk guitarists
- American folk singers
- 21st-century American pianists