Singer-songwriter and pianist Laura Nyro’s songs became more famous than she was. Her style, a blend of Brill Building pop, jazz, soul – in short, a hybrid of everything Nyro listened to growing up in New York, distilled into unique and complex compositions.
Her songs became well known in covers by the likes of Peter Paul and Mary, Three Dog Night and Barbara Streisand while Elton John, Todd Rundgren and Cindy Lauper, among others, cite her as a major influence. Later Nyro would become known for her outspoken feminism, before her premature death in 1997.
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