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Laura Nyro Highlights

1947

Laura Nyro was born in The Bronx, New York.

1967

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

1967

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

1968

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.

1969

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

1969

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

1969

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.

1970

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

1970

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.

1970

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

1971

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.

1976

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

1977

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

1978

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

1984

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

1989

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.

1993

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

1995

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.

1997

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

1997

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

1997

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

2001

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

2010

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

2012

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