By J Poet
Laura Nyro’s innovative hybrid of R&B, folk, pop, blues and jazz made her on of the iconic figures of the 60s, and while her songs found more commercial success with other artists, her unique performing style marked her as a true original. She had an uncomfortable relationship with fame, but when she was on stage she gave transcendent performances. She recorded infrequently, but her nine studio albums are all classics. The naked emotional approach she brought to her singing and songwriting paved the way for generations of female singers and songwriters.
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