Laura Nyro


Memorial Day 2018

Yesterday at Burger King I heard a song I’d never heard before, that impressed me enough to do significant research.  I don’t know who did the cover.  From the music and the lyrics, I supposed the creator to be Elton John.  The music really moved me, but I found the lyrics to be dark.

It proved to be “Stoney End,” created by Laura Nyro.

I knew nothing about her.

Turns out she created a ton of hits, and was vastly influential.

She eschewed the celebrity lifestyle, which I think William Tell would like to do also.

Wikipedia: “Stoney End
Wikipedia: Laura Nyro

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