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'''Laura Nyro''' (October 18 1947 – April 8 1997) was an [[American]] composer, lyricist, singer, and pianist.
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'''Laura Nyro''' (October 18, 1947 – April 8, 1997) was an [[American]] composer, lyricist, singer, and pianist.
  
In 1971, Laura Nyro Came Out On The Down Low, Tucked
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Despite writing many hit songs for the likes of [[Blood Sweat and Tears]], [[The 5th Dimension]], [[Peter Paul and Mary]] and  [[Three Dog Night]], her greatest hit as a recording artist was a cover of "Up on the Roof".  Her best song is arguably "Stoned Soul Picnic".
Under The Covers.
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    Laura Nyro's treatment of her song "Desiree" is one
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of the most undisguised professions of love by a woman
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singing to another woman ever recorded.  
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    In November 1971, at the age of 24, Laura Nyro first
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She was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.
came out in her adaptation of a song which she titled
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"Desiree." I am convinced that the inspiration for that
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song was her eventual life partner, Maria Desiderio.  
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    Ari Fox Lauren, the foremost authority on the music
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of Laura Nyro, wrote “Emmie’ and ‘Desiree’ are open
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expressions of same-sex attraction on Laura’s part.”
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    Michele Kort authored the biography Soul Picnic:  
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The Music and Passion of Laura Nyro. In her book, Ms Kort
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echoed this sentiment. "If you want to know her...go to her
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music."
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    My request to the reader is that you do just that;
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listen to the song.
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Latest revision as of 18:25, 11 July 2016

Laura Nyro (October 18, 1947 – April 8, 1997) was an American composer, lyricist, singer, and pianist.

Despite writing many hit songs for the likes of Blood Sweat and Tears, The 5th Dimension, Peter Paul and Mary and Three Dog Night, her greatest hit as a recording artist was a cover of "Up on the Roof". Her best song is arguably "Stoned Soul Picnic".

She was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.