“Laura Nyro “Wedding Bell Blues”

01 Dec


Laura Nyro /ˈnɪəroʊ/ near-oh (October 18, 1947 – April 8, 1997) was an American songwriter, singer, and pianist. She achieved critical acclaim with her own recordings, particularly the albums Eli and the Thirteenth Confession (1968) and New York Tendaberry (1969), and had commercial success with artists such as Barbra Streisand and The 5th Dimension recording her songs. Her style was a hybrid of Brill Building-style New York pop, jazz, gospel, rhythm and blues, show tunes, rock, and soul.

Between 1968 and 1970, a number of artists had hits with her songs: The 5th Dimension with “Blowing Away”, “Wedding Bell Blues”, “Stoned Soul Picnic”, “Sweet Blindness”, “Save the Country”, and “Black Patch”; Blood, Sweat & Tears and Peter, Paul & Mary with “And When I Die”; Three Dog Night and Maynard Ferguson with “Eli’s Comin'”; and Barbra Streisand with “Stoney End”, “Time and Love”, and “Hands off the Man (Flim Flam Man)”. Nyro’s best-selling single was her recording of Carole King and Gerry Goffin’s “Up on the Roof”.


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13 responses to ““Laura Nyro “Wedding Bell Blues”

  1. Grandtrines

    December 7, 2015 at 4:19 pm

  2. lafriday

    January 22, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    Laura Nyro is one of my all-time favorites. She and Joni Mitchell were the soul of my adolescence.

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  3. America On Coffee

    January 24, 2016 at 2:23 am

    Two very, very talented women!


  4. Thom Hickey

    January 27, 2016 at 9:25 am

    Thanks. she was a very great artist with amazing mix of power and sensitivity and absolutely fearless at her best. Regards Thom

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  5. America On Coffee

    January 27, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    Very well stated, Thom. Thank you for sharing.

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  6. Light Ministry Blog

    November 17, 2016 at 9:26 am

    I recognize a lot of these songs but never realized that she wrote them! This is a very interesting post, thanks for sharing it…


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  7. America On Coffee

    November 17, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    Thank you Steve, as always! :-)

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Light Ministry Blog

    November 18, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    And as always, you are welcome! I love your site and the background on the songs you feature…


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    February 13, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    Oh my gosh, I forgot about this song! Reminds me of my childhood, thanks for posting. :)

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  10. America On Coffee

    February 13, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    Pleased to inspire your memories, Gildaspiems!!! :-)



    February 13, 2017 at 8:09 pm



  12. shespeaksadifferentlanguage

    December 1, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    She sounds very talented, and before her time :)

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  13. America On Coffee

    December 1, 2017 at 6:24 pm


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