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Laura Nyro was an American song composer. She wrote albums acclaimed by the critics whose songs were later covered by singers and bands like Music/BarbraStreisand and the Fifth Dimension (the latter had a career almost propelled by her songs, reaching more success than Nyro ever did herself).

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Laura Nyro (19471997) was an American song composer. SingerSongwriter. She wrote albums acclaimed by the critics whose and songs that were later covered by singers and bands like Music/BarbraStreisand and the Fifth Dimension (the latter had a career almost propelled by her songs, reaching more success than Nyro ever did herself).
22nd May '15 6:15:21 AM Mdumas43073
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* OdeToIntoxication: "Sweet Blindness".
26th Apr '15 9:00:42 AM ComposerAri
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* BiTheWay: Nyro was romantically involved with both men and women over the course of her lifetime, and her work reflects as much. Her heralded 1968 album ''Eli and the Thirteenth Confession'' notably includes both "Emmie" and "The Confession"; the former is a love song about a woman, while the latter is one about a man.



* GenreBusting: ''Eli and the Thirteenth Confession'', which incorporates elements of Jazz, Soul, Gospel and Rock.

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* GenreBusting: ''Eli and the Thirteenth Confession'', which incorporates elements of Jazz, Soul, Broadway, Gospel and Rock.
25th Apr '15 5:50:54 AM ComposerAri
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Her legacy and influence is acknowledged by artists such as Music/ToddRundgren (who wrote a song about her, "Baby, Let's Swing", and assisted in the recording of ''Mother's Spiritual'', being also great friends with each other), Music/JoniMitchell, Rickie Lee Jones, Music/EltonJohn, and Music/SteelyDan, among others. Vocalists Judy Kuhn and Audra McDonald and jazz pianist-arranger Billy Childs have recorded respective tributes covering Nyro's music, and at least one music theory scholar has conducted extensive analysis proving Nyro to be the link from the Great American Songbook compositional style to the 1960's.

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Her legacy and influence is acknowledged by artists such as Music/ToddRundgren (who wrote a song about her, "Baby, Let's Swing", and assisted in the recording of ''Mother's Spiritual'', being also great friends with each other), Music/JoniMitchell, Rickie Lee Jones, Music/EltonJohn, and Music/SteelyDan, among others. Vocalists Judy Kuhn and Audra McDonald [=McDonald=] and jazz pianist-arranger Billy Childs have recorded respective tributes covering Nyro's music, and at least one music theory scholar has conducted extensive analysis proving Nyro to be the link from the Great American Songbook compositional style to the 1960's.
12th Mar '15 8:13:24 AM Quag15
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* CoveredUp: Lots of her songs were covered by (and became commercial hits for) other artists, including:
** The Fifth Dimension ("Stoned Soul Picnic", "Sweet Blindness", "Wedding Bell Blues", "Blowin' Away", "Save the Country")
** Music/BarbraStreisand ("Stoney End", "Time and Love", "Flim Flam Man")
** Blood Sweat & Tears ("And When I Die", "He's a Runner")
** Three Dog Night ("Eli's Comin'")
11th Mar '15 11:36:13 AM ComposerAri
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* CoveredUp: Lots of her songs were covered by (and became commercial hits for) other artists, including:
** The Fifth Dimension ("Stoned Soul Picnic", "Sweet Blindness", "Wedding Bell Blues", "Blowin' Away", "Save the Country")
** Music/BarbraStreisand ("Stoney End", "Time and Love", "Flim Flam Man")
** Blood Sweat & Tears ("And When I Die", "He's a Runner")
** Three Dog Night ("Eli's Comin'")
11th Mar '15 11:34:20 AM ComposerAri
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Laura Nyro was an American SingerSongwriter and pianist. She wrote albums acclaimed by the critics whose songs were later covered by singers and bands like Music/BarbraStreisand and the Fifth Dimension (the latter had a career almost propelled by her songs, reaching more success than Nyro ever did herself).

One of her first songs, "And When I Die", was sold to Peter, Paul & Mary, since she was under the management of Artie Mogull (she also recorded her debut ''More Than A New Discovery'', which was practically ignored). Later she got rid of him when she sued him due to her being taken and protected by David Geffen. She performed at the Monterey Pop Festival, but the performance was strangely mixed in terms of reception, considering that, on one hand, there seemed to be a lot of booing, and, on the other, there were people actually enjoying the music (she was accompanied by her backing band and a couple of doo-wop singers, which probably didn't help, considering the spirit of the times).

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Laura Nyro was an American SingerSongwriter and pianist.song composer. She wrote albums acclaimed by the critics whose songs were later covered by singers and bands like Music/BarbraStreisand and the Fifth Dimension (the latter had a career almost propelled by her songs, reaching more success than Nyro ever did herself).

One of her first songs, "And When I Die", was sold to Peter, Paul & Mary, since she was under the management of Artie Mogull (she also recorded her debut ''More Than A New Discovery'', which was practically ignored). Later she got rid of him when she sued him due to her being taken and protected by David Geffen. She performed at the Monterey Pop Festival, but the performance was strangely mixed in terms of reception, considering that, on one hand, there seemed to be a lot of booing, and, on reception; Nyro herself believed that she had been massively booed, but filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker, who documented the other, there were people actually enjoying the music (she was accompanied by festival, found no such negative reaction in his footage of her backing band and a couple of doo-wop singers, which probably didn't help, considering the spirit of the times).
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She died on April 8, 1997, at 49, [[DownerEnding at the same age and with the same disease (ovarian cancer) that had claimed her mother]].

Her legacy and influence is acknowledged by artists such as Music/ToddRundgren (who wrote a song about her, "Baby, Let's Swing", and assisted in the recording of ''Mother's Spiritual'', being also great friends with each other), Music/JoniMitchell, Rickie Lee Jones, Music/EltonJohn and Music/SteelyDan, among others. She is also considered a precursor to female eccentric artists such as Music/KateBush and Music/ToriAmos.

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She died on April 8, 1997, at 49, [[DownerEnding [[GenerationXerox at the same age and with the same disease (ovarian cancer) that had claimed her mother]].

Her legacy and influence is acknowledged by artists such as Music/ToddRundgren (who wrote a song about her, "Baby, Let's Swing", and assisted in the recording of ''Mother's Spiritual'', being also great friends with each other), Music/JoniMitchell, Rickie Lee Jones, Music/EltonJohn Music/EltonJohn, and Music/SteelyDan, among others. She is also considered a precursor to female eccentric artists such as Music/KateBush Vocalists Judy Kuhn and Music/ToriAmos.
Audra McDonald and jazz pianist-arranger Billy Childs have recorded respective tributes covering Nyro's music, and at least one music theory scholar has conducted extensive analysis proving Nyro to be the link from the Great American Songbook compositional style to the 1960's.



* LyricalDissonance: "And When I Die", an upbeat song which also [[{{Foreshadowing}} foreshadows the birth of her only child]].
* MoodWhiplash: The song "Save the Country" and the upbeat section of "Time and Love" on ''New York Tendaberry''.



* NoodleIncident: The Monterey Pop Festival performance was kinda like this till recently.



* WordSaladLyrics: "Captain Saint Lucifer" has lines like these:

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* WordSaladLyrics: A large percentage of Nyro's early output fits this trope. An example from "Captain Saint Lucifer" has lines like these:Lucifer":
15th Dec '14 8:43:42 PM Mdumas43073
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* NoHitWonder: While other artists had hits with her songs (see CoveredUp), her own highest-charting single (a CoverVersion of "Up on the Roof", from ''Christmas and the Beads of Sweat'') peaked at #92 pop and #30 AC.

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* NoHitWonder: While other artists had hits with her songs (see CoveredUp), CoveredUp on the YMMV page), her own highest-charting single (a CoverVersion of "Up on the Roof", from ''Christmas and the Beads of Sweat'') peaked at #92 pop and #30 AC.
15th Dec '14 8:43:16 PM Mdumas43073
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* NoHitWonder: Her highest-charting single (a CoverVersion of "Up on the Roof", from ''Christmas and the Beads of Sweat'') peaked at #92 pop and #30 AC.

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* NoHitWonder: Her While other artists had hits with her songs (see CoveredUp), her own highest-charting single (a CoverVersion of "Up on the Roof", from ''Christmas and the Beads of Sweat'') peaked at #92 pop and #30 AC.
15th Dec '14 8:41:51 PM Mdumas43073
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* NoHitWonder: Her highest-charting single (a CoverVersion of "Up on the Roof", from ''Christmas and the Beads of Sweat'') peaked at #92 pop and #30 AC on ''Billboard''.

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* NoHitWonder: Her highest-charting single (a CoverVersion of "Up on the Roof", from ''Christmas and the Beads of Sweat'') peaked at #92 pop and #30 AC on ''Billboard''.AC.
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