Laura Nyro

Laura Nyro



Laura Nyro /ˈnɪər/ NEAR-oh[1] (October 18, 1947 – April 8, 1997) was an American songwriter, singer, and pianist. She achieved critical acclaim with her own recordings, particularly the albums Eli and the Thirteenth Confession (1968) and New York Tendaberry (1969), 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, gospel, rhythm and blues, show tunes, rock, and soul.[2]

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", "Save the Country", and "Black Patch"; Blood, Sweat & Tears and Peter, Paul & 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 (Flim Flam Man)". Nyro's best-selling single was her recording of Carole King and Gerry Goffin's "Up on the Roof".[2]

In 2012, Nyro was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.[3][4]



Blood, Sweat & Tears
More Than a New Discovery
More Than a New Discovery is the debut album by Bronx-born singer, songwriter, and pianist Laura Nyro.
Gonna Take a Miracle
Gonna Take a Miracle is the fifth album by New York City-born singer, songwriter and pianist Laura Nyro, with assistance by vocal trio Labelle.
Stoney End
"Stoney End" is song written by Laura Nyro that was a hit in 1970 for Barbra Streisand.

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The Summer of Love … and music at Monterey!
  –  August 17, 2017
Saturday, June 17, evening Moby Grape/Hugh Masekela/The Byrds/Laura Nyro/Jefferson Airplane/Otis Redding, Booker T. & the M.G.’s, the Mar-Keys There were some shaky moments in the evening’s set. The Byrds’ performance was marred by inner band ...
Shades of (Deep) Purple: Cherry Red Reissues Two From Hard Stuff
  –  August 17, 2017
has released newly-curated collections produced by Joe from iconic artists such as Laura Nyro, Bobby Darin and Johnny Mathis, legendary producer Bob Crewe, soul legend Wilson Pickett, and many others. Joe currently resides in the suburbs of New York City.
Tracking Best Practices: Recording Percussion — Bashiri Johnson
  –  August 14, 2017
Laura Nyro, Peter Paul & Mary, Bob Dylan, James Taylor, Nina Simone, Herbie Hancock, Luther Vandross, and many more. Now add in Jamaican expatriate McDonald’s expertise, spanning Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Dr. Ernest Ranglin, Gil Scott-Heron, Lee “Scratch ...
Judith Owen Joins Bryan Ferry’s US Summer Tour in Support of New Album "Somebody’s Child"
  –  August 9, 2017
Then there's rock thrown in there too.” Recording with Kunkel, Sklar and Wachtel, studio stalwarts behind Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne, Laura Nyro among others, and touring with them “served as this incredible calling card for me.
Laura Nyro - A Little Magic, A Little Kindess: The Complete Mono Albums Collection (2017)
  –  July 8, 2017
Can you surry? Can you picnic? Laura Nyro, to use her own fanciful word, surried onto the scene 50 years ago with the release of her debut album More Than a New Discovery. Its title was certainly apt. Throughout the course of her life, Nyro wrote and ...
Laura Nyro remembered: “A musical force of nature”
  –  June 9, 2017
Fifty years on from the release of her debut album, Uncut salutes the genius of Laura Nyro – “The Bronx Brontë”! Laura Snapes tracks down Nyro’s closest collaborators to uncover the true story of a revolutionary singer-songwriter and her own ...
Laura Nyro: Eli and the Thirteenth Confession
  –  June 2, 2017
Laura Nyro was 20 when she recorded this, her second album. With Columbia offering greater artistic freedom than her previous label, Nyro holed up in the studio, where she stitched together song fragments into a brocade of jazz- and soul-influenced pop music.
First Two Laura Nyro Albums To Be Reissued In 2CD Mono Set – A Little Magic, A Little Kindness
  –  May 25, 2017
One of my favorite female singers from the ’60s and ’70s was Laura Nyro. A creator of great music that found more chart action with other bands and singers’ versions than her own, Laura Nyro still commanded a genuine high respect. It always irked me ...

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