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Published:July 22nd, 2012 15:19 EST
NYC to Honor Singer/Songwriter Legend Laura Nyro

NYC to Honor Singer/Songwriter Legend Laura Nyro

By SOP newswire

Lincoln Center`s Damrosch Park will host a free tribute concert for acclaimed Bronx, NY singer-songwriter, Laura Nyro. The show entitled The Triple Goddess Twilight Revue - Celebrating The Music ofLaura Nyro will be held at 6 pm on Saturday, August 11th, 2012, with donations going to the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation. Nyro who died from ovarian cancer in 1997 was inducted into the 2012 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in April 2012.

The show`s producers say they are proud to share her music; her sincere desires to empower women and lastly bring attention to a disease that has brought Nyro and her mother to an early demise. The show will feature a house band of NYC`s finest musicians and singers - Nyro collaborators and devotees - Sarah Dash and Nona Hendryx of Labelle, Melissa Manchester, Melba Moore, Felix Cavaliere, Desmond Child & Rouge, Kate Ferber of OneChildBorn are included in the lineup with additional special guests to be announced...

LAURA NYRO....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 followed 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 entire 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. - Arthur Levy

LAURA NYRO was inducted into the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, April 14th of this year, 2012.

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