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Bette to Present Laura Nyro With Posthumous Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Award 2012

I have just been informed by Bette’s camp that she will be participating in the 2012 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Award ceremonies again this year by presenting one of her idols, Laura Nyro, with a posthumous award.

Laura Nyro Bio:

Bronx-born singer, songwriter and pianist Laura Nyro (1947-1997) was still a teenager in 1966 when she recorded her debut album, and Peter, Paul & Mary cut “And When I Die.” At age 19, Nyro played the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, which brought her to the attention of first-time manager David Geffen. He led her to Columbia, Nyro’s record label for the next 25 years, starting with 1968’s iconic Eli And The Thirteenth Confession. Other artists scored hit after hit with her songs, led by the 5th Dimension’s “Stoned Soul Picnic” and “Sweet Blindness” in 1968 (then “Wedding Bell Blues” in ’69 and “Blowin’ Away” in ’70). During two consecutive weeks in October 1969, Blood, Sweat & Tears entered the Hot 100 with “And When I Die,” and Three Dog Night with “Eli’s Coming.” In 1970-71, Barbra Streisand charted three consecutive times with Nyro songs,”Stoney End,” “Time And Love” and “Flim Flam Man.” Nyro’s 1971 LP with vocal group Labelle, Gonna Take A Miracle, an entkv’621ire program of R&B covers, produced in Philadelphia by Gamble and Huff, remains a classic four decades later. Elton John acclaimed her influence to Elvis Costello: “The soul, the passion, the out-and-out audacity of her rhythmic and melody changes was like nothing I’d ever heard before.” Nyro’s tragic death of ovarian cancer at age 49 robbed popular music of one of its purest lights.

Stay tuned for ore info….The event will be held Saturday, April 14: 8 p.m….Tickets Sold Out!

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7 thoughts on “Bette to Present Laura Nyro With Posthumous Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Award 2012

  1. I’m a new member of the Rock Hall
    As a member I get to attend Rock Hall Events.
    Although I won’t be bringing the Benz since I sold it for parts
    I shall be able to attend your Event on April 14th!
    Smooches

    Kate

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