Judy Collins

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Folk Singer
Date of Birth May 1, 1939
Place of Birth Seattle, Washington
Age 81 years old
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Judy Collins

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
Years active: 1959–present
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.

Before Fame

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.

Family Life

She married Peter Taylor in 1958; after their divorce in 1965, she remarried Louis Nelson on April 16, 1996. She and Taylor had a son together named Clark.


She has covered songs by Bob Dylan.

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