Song of the Day: Laura Nyro, “Sweet Blindness”

As long as we talked about The 5th Dimension yesterday, I think we should spend some time with Laura Nyro, who wrote many of their hits, including "Wedding Bell Blues," "Save The Country," and "Sweet Blindness," which they took to #13 in 1968. Laura was a singer, songwriter and pianist who performed many of the hits she wrote for others. Sadly, the only way you heard many of these songs sung by her was to be listening to the right radio station at the right time. Here’s Laura Nyro singing "Sweet Blindness," from her 1968 album Eli And The Thirteenth Confession.

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    1. She was known as a songwriter, but not so much as a performer. She died in ’97 and was inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame not long after. Kind souls have posted a lot of her albums out on YouTube, for those of us that didn’t catch her the first time…


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