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Laura Nyro

Laura Nyro (October 18, 1947 – April 8, 1997) was an American songwriter, singer, and pianist. She achieved considerable criticalacclaimwith her own recordings, particularly the albums Eli and the Thirteenth Confession and New York Tendaberry, and hadcommercial success withartists such as Barbra Streisand and The 5th Dimension recording her songs. Her style was a hybrid of BrillBuilding-style New York pop, jazz,gospel, rhythm and blues, show tunes, rock and sou.

Between 1968 and 1970 a number of artists had significant hits with her songs: The 5th Dimension with "Blowing Aw ...read more

Laura Nyro (October 18, 1947 – April 8, 1997) was an American songwriter, singer, and pianist. She achieved considerable criticalacclaimwith her own recordings, particularly the albums Eli and the Thirteenth Confession and New York Tendaberry, and hadcommercial success withartists such as Barbra Streisand and The 5th Dimension recording her songs. Her style was a hybrid of BrillBuilding-style New York pop, jazz,gospel, rhythm and blues, show tunes, rock and sou.

Between 1968 and 1970 a number of artists had significant hits with her songs: The 5th Dimension with "Blowing Away", "WeddingBell Blues","Stoned Soul Picnic", "Sweet Blindness", "Save The Country" and "Black Patch"; Blood, Sweat & Tears and Peter, Paul &Mary with "And WhenI Die"; Three Dog Night and Maynard Ferguson with "Eli's Coming"; and Streisand with "Stoney End", "Timeand Love", and "Hands off the Man(Flim Flam Man)". Nyro's best-selling single was her recording of Carole King and Gerry Goffin's"Up on the Roof."On December 7, 2011, it was announced that Laura Nyro would be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame atthe April 14, 2012 inductionceremony.
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