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Laura Nyro

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Laura Nyro

Laura Nyro

Laura Nyro

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Linda and Robert talks about the career of singer-songwriter Laura Nyro, who died yesterday at the age of 49. Nyro had been battling ovarian cancer. Some of her hits in the late '60's and early '70's included "Stoned Soul Picnic," "Wedding Bell Blues" and "Eli's Coming". The songs she wrote for other artists were more commercially successful than her own recordings, but she was an important influence on many women in folk and rock music, including Suzanne Vega and Rickie Lee Jones.