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Blood, Sweat & Tears (BS&T) — a fusion first, an American classic

On April 12, 1969, after 11 weeks on the Billboard Top LP’s chart, Blood Sweat & Tears had the #1 album in the US. Their album knocked Glen Campbell’s Wichita Lineman to the #2 position. The band would hold on … Continue reading

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Laura, I saw you open in LA … (Todd Rundgren & Runt, 1971)

Forgive me for going off on another Laura Nyro digression. This post is about singer-songwriter-musician-producer-computer-software-developer Todd Rundgren, who once said his way of songwriting changed when he was introduced to Laura Nyro’s music. In 1968, while playing in the Philadelphia … Continue reading

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Save the people, save the children, save the country — now (Laura Nyro, 1969)

I know this is similar to what I posted on Oct. 18th (Laura Nyro’s birthday), but can you ever hear Laura Nyro sing “Save the Country” too many times? In January of 1969, The Kraft Music Hall, a longtime musical-variety … Continue reading

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Laura Nyro’s “Beads of Sweat” 1970 (with Duane Allman)

On Nov. 25, 1970, Laura Nyro released her third album on Columbia Records, Christmas and the Beads of Sweat. The album would reach #51 on the Billboard Top LP’s chart. Each side to the album had a distinct sound. The … Continue reading

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We can build the dream with love, I know… (Let us celebrate the day Laura Nigro was born ! )

On Oct. 18, 1947, Laura Nigro was born in the Bronx. Many of us know her as Laura Nyro, the amazing singer-songwriter who penned melodies and phrases that are foundations of pop-music consciousness (“Eli’s Coming,” “And When I Die,” “Wedding … Continue reading

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