Laura Nyro

(Laura Nigro)
singer, songwriter
Born: 10/19/1947
Birthplace: New York City

Nyro was a child prodigy. Her song “And When I Die” was recorded by Peter, Paul and Mary when Nyro was just 17. Many of her songs, which fused folk, soul, gospel, and Broadway styles, became major hits recorded by other artists, including “Eli's Coming” (Three Dog Night), “ Sweet Blindness”, and “Wedding Bell Blues” (both by The Fifth Dimension). Her 1968 album, Eli and the Thirteenth Confession, was one of the most influential of the 1960s.

Died: 4/8/1997

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