Friday Night Fun and Culture: Laura Nyro

When I was first coming out I used to smoke weed with my friends at night and then go to my room and listen to Laura Nyro before I crashed.

Her music was a real friend those first few months when I felt alone and scared.

It’s about time she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

4 Responses to “Friday Night Fun and Culture: Laura Nyro”

  1. edith Says:

    I still have her first three albums that go back to 1969/70 for me. They’ve been through a lot of wear and tear over the years. Someone gave me their record collection with Christmas and the Beads of Sweat in it in the early eighties. Laura Nyro is vastly under appreciated.

    • Suzan Says:

      We just watched Tom Waits on Austin City Limits from 1978. I had so many vinyl records. Some artists I’ve almost forgotten.

      In 1969 when I came out and started hormones the guys in the collective gave me a room to myself. It was the biggest room in the commune and I decorated it with posters and India print bed spreads. Stuff scavenged from the streets when the students went home at the end of semesters. I had a record player, not even a stereo and a bunch of records. In the evening people would hang out and smoke dope, listen to music.

      I cooked and took care of them and they took care of me giving me a safe space to find my way. Before I crashed I’d listen to Joan Baez, Nico, Laura Nyro, Judy Collins and sit there stoned and meditating.

  2. nyrogrl Says:

    Hey, its time for a record collection update. Laura Nyro’s work is all on CD and ipod.


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