Sunday, December 26, 2010

"Up On The Roof" by Laura Nyro.

OK, back to the 70's: This prolific Brill Building composer/lyricist/singer/pianist left us in '97 after a battle with ovarian cancer. She was a classmate of Janis Ian at NYC's High School of Music and Art. Her songs were extensively covered by the likes of Peter, Paul & Mary, The 5th Dimension, Blood, Sweat & Tears and Barbra Streisand, to name a few. Ironically, her ONLY charting single as a solo artist (#92 in '70) was her version of a Gerry Goffin/Carole King '62 tune 1st recorded by The Drifters. Artist? Song?

Yesterday's answer: "Long Tall Sally" by Little Richard. Curiously, Pat Boone DID record it - NOT one of his major hits!

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