Bette Midler Inducts Laura NyroBette Midler Inducts Laura Nyro at the 2012 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Bette Midler Inducts Laura Nyro00:10:07
Gil Bianchini Accepts on Behalf of Laura Nyro00:02:53
Hall of Fame Essay
Motown pop? Girl-group pastiche? Or something from the classical world?
All those genres had a hand in her inimitable style. The unconventional keys and startling tempo changes indicated jazz. The theatrical melodies spoke of Broadway. The introspection in the songs said singer-songwriter, while the soulfulness of the tunes played straight to the heart of Berry Gordy.
she was the very essence of New York City: passionate, romantic, ethereal, eternal.
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