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Laura Nyro Highlights


Laura Nyro was born in The Bronx, New York.


Laura Nyro's debut album, More Than a New Discovery, is released on Verve/Folkways


Laura Nyro appears at the Monterey International Pop Festival between sets by the Byrds and Jefferson Airplane.


Eli and the Thirteenth Confession, Laura Nyro's second album- and first for Columbia Records, the label she'd remain with for the rest of her life- is released.


New York Tendaberry, Laura Nyro's third album, is released.


The Fifth Dimension's version of Laura Nyro's "Wedding Bell Blues" tops the singles vhart for the first of three weeks.


Three of the Top 10 songs on during this and the next week are written by Laura Nyro: "And When I Die" by Blood, Sweat & Tears; "Wedding Bell Blues" by the Fifth Dimension; and "Eli's Coming" by Three Dog Night.


Laura Nyro performs a four-night stand at Fillmore East in New York, where she shares the bill with the Miles Davis Quartet.


Laura Nyro's remake of "Up on the Roof"- a hit for the Drifters written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin- enters the singles chart at its peak of #92. It will be Nyro's only Top 100 entry.


Christmas and the Beads of Sweat, Laura Nyro's fourth album- and last album of original songs for six years- is released.


Gonna Take a Miracle, an album of doo-wop, soul and R&B remakes by LAura Nyro with the vocal group Labelle (Patti LaBelle, Sarah Dash, Nona Hendryx), is released.


Smile, Laura Nyro's sixth album, and her first in five years- is released.


Season of Lights... Laura Nyro Live, her first live album, is released.


Nested, Laura Nyro's eighth album, is released.


Mother's Spiritual, Laura Nyro's ninth album- and first in six years- is released.


Laura Nyro Live at the Bottom Line, a double album and single CD recorded during a concert stand at New York's premier showcase club, is released.


Walk the Dog and Light the Light, Laura Nyro's eighth album of original songs (and eleventh album of her career) is released.


Laura Nyro's final recording sessions take place at New York's Power Station studio. The resulting four songs will appear on the posthumous compilation Angel in the Dark.


Stoned Soul Picinc: The Best of Laura Nyro, double-disc set compiled by the artist, is released on Columbia/Legacy.


Laura Nyro dies of ovarian cancer at home in Danbury, Connecticut. She is 49 years old.


Time and Love: The Music of Laura Nyro, a tribute album, is released on Astor Place Recordings.


Angel in the Dark, a collection of Laura Nyro's final recordings, dating back to 1994 and 1995, is released on Rounder Records.


Laura Nyro is inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame at a ceremony in New York City.


Laura Nyro is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the 27th annual induction ceremony. Bette Midler is her presenter.

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