Laura Nyro was an American songwriter, singer, and pianist. She achieved critical acclaim with her own recordings, particularly the albums Eli and the Thirteenth Confession and New York Tendaberry, 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, rhythm and blues, show tunes, rock, and soul. She was praised for her strong emotive vocal style and 3-octave mezzo-soprano vocal range. 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", and "Save the Country"; Blood, Sweat & Tears and Peter, Paul and 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".
|Birth name:||Laura Nigro|
|Born:||October 18, 1947, The Bronx, New York, U.S.|
|Died:||April 8, 1997, Danbury, Connecticut, U.S.|
|Genres:||R&B, pop, jazz, doo-wop, rock & roll|
|Occupation(s):||Composer, lyricist, pianist, vocalist, producer, concert performer|
|Instruments:||Vocals, piano, keyboards, guitar|
|Years active:||1966–1972, 1976–1997|
|IMDb:||Laura Nyro's IMDb|
About Laura Nyro
Singer-songwriter and pianist who released the album New York Tendaberry in 1969. She was a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee in 2012.
Laura Nyro Before Fame
She would sing with friends on street corners and in subway stations. She sold the song "And When I Die" to Peter, Paul and Mary.
Achievement of Laura Nyro
Although diagnosed with ovarian cancer, she lived to see the release of her double-disc retrospective CD put together by Columbia Records.
Laura Nyro Family Life
She married David Bianchini in September 1971 and they divorced in 1976.
Associations of Laura Nyro
Her bestselling single was a recording of Carole King's "Up on the Roof."
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