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2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Laura Nyro

Laura Nyro

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    Bette Midler
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Laura Nyro

Hall of Fame Essay


Jim Farber

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.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Program Cover 2012
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she was the very essence of New York City: passionate, romantic, ethereal, eternal.

Bette Midler



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