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Soul Picnic The Music and Passion of Laura Nyro (Paperback)

Author:  Michele Kort
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0312303181
ISBN-13: 9780312303181
Sku: 31112615
Publish Date: 4/9/2012
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.25H x 6L x 1.25T
Pages:  384
Age Range:  NA
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This first biography of pioneering singer-songwriter Laura Nyro uncovers previously never-revealed details, including a brief romance with Jackson Browne. 16-page photo insert.
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A portrait of the pioneering 1960s-era singer-songwriter sheds light on her romance with painter Maria Desiderio as well as her revolutionary approach to songwriting.
Laura Nyro was a beloved and pioneering singer-songwriter of the 1960s and 1970s, whose songs were covered with great success by the Fifth Dimension; Blood, Sweat & Tears; Three Dog Night; and Barbra Streisand. This first biography uncovers previously never revealed details, including a love affair with Jackson Browne, and her relationship with painter Maria Desiderio.

Unappreciated in her time, Nyro’s legacy is currently experiencing a revival. With her groundbreakingly honest and passionate lyrics, her unusual and innovative rhythms and melody, Nyro’s influence is still felt by singers and songwriters today.
A portrait of the pioneering 1960s-era singer-songwriter sheds light on her romance with painter Maria Desiderio as well as her revolutionary approach to songwriting.
Laura Nyro was a beloved and pioneering singer-songwriter of the 1960s and 1970s, whose songs were covered with great success by the Fifth Dimension; Blood, Sweat & Tears; Three Dog Night; and Barbra Streisand. This first biography uncovers previously never revealed details, including a love affair with Jackson Browne, and her relationship with painter Maria Desiderio.

Unappreciated in her time, Nyro’s legacy is currently experiencing a revival. With her groundbreakingly honest and passionate lyrics, her unusual and innovative rhythms and melody, Nyro’s influence is still felt by singers and songwriters today.
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Singer-songwriter Laura Nyro set the table for singers like Joni Mitchell, Tori Amos, and Fiona Apple, bringing an uncompromising attitude and wild talent to the music industry of the mid-60s. Her musical influences ran the gamut from jazz to folk, and the royalties from the songs she wrote for the likes of Three Dog night and the Fifth Dimension--"Stoned Soul Picnic" and "Eli's Coming" among them--kept her in a position to follow her muse wherever it led. This first biography of Nyro contains scores of album reviews and details of her love life, as well as a fan's uncritical but loving perspective.

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"Captures the essence of a widely admired, improbably successful artist." 03/01/2002
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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0384
Product attributePublisher:   St. Martin's Griffin
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