Judy Collins

Judy Collins

 

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Judith Marjorie "Judy" Collins (born May 1, 1939) is an American singer and songwriter known for her eclectic tastes in the material she records (which has included folk music, show tunes, pop music, rock and roll and standards) and for her social activism.

Collins' debut album A Maid of Constant Sorrow was released in 1961, but it was the lead single from her 1967 album Wildflowers, "Both Sides, Now" — written by Joni Mitchell — that gave Collins international prominence. The single hit the Top 10 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart[2] and won Collins her first Grammy Award for Best Folk Performance.[3] She enjoyed further success with her recordings of "Someday Soon", "Chelsea Morning", "Amazing Grace", and "Cook with Honey".

Collins experienced the biggest success of her career with her recording of Stephen Sondheim's "Send in the Clowns" from her best-selling 1975 album Judith. The single charted on the Billboard Pop Singles chart in 1975 and then again in 1977, spending 27 non-consecutive weeks on the chart and earning Collins a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female, as well as a Grammy Award for Sondheim for Song of the Year.

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A Love Letter to Stephen Sondheim
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A Love Letter to Stephen Sondheim is an album by musical artist Judy Collins, released on March 3, 2017.
Judith
 
Judith is American singer and songwriter Judy Collins' 12th studio album, released in 1975 by Elektra Records in both stereo (7E-1032) and CD-4 quadraphonic (EQ-1032) versions.
Who Knows Where the Time Goes
 
Who Knows Where the Time Goes is a 1968 album by Judy Collins.
Amazing Grace
 
Amazing Grace is an album by Judy Collins, released in 1985 by the UK record label Telstar.

Photos - Judy Collins559

People Recently Photographed with Judy Collins1

Popular Albums57

Album Appearances & References7

Song Appearances & References24

Popular Live Albums2

Minor Play Appearances & References1

Films1

Minor Film Appearances & References2

TV Shows5

Book References & Influences3

Collaborators & Influencers31

Other Music-Related Relationships13

Personal & Professional Relationships4

Commercial & Non-Profit Relationships2

Awards & Nominations6

Events1

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Spotify - Albums & Singles169

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Appears On7

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Concerts13

News Articles30

The Blind Boys of Alabama show off their storied sound, and Judy Collins brings the melodies
  –  November 3, 2017
Since the beginning of her career, Judy Collins has remained a musical chameleon ... Mile Twelve, the latest of the Boston/Berklee School of Music nexus to generate a buzz on the bluegrass circuit, was honored in September by the International Bluegrass ...
Joshua Radin, Judy Collins and More Coming Up at City Winery Chicago
  –  October 31, 2017
Grammy-winning folk artist Judy Collins and more. The following shows go on sale to the public on Thursday, November 2 at noon at citywinery.com/chicago. Texas-born country star Lee Ann Womack has brought her music to the mainstream with a pop influence ...
If You Like Judy Collins, Try Amy Speace
  –  October 28, 2017
Judy Collins describes the song "Weight of the World" as "one of ... with permission), followed by two lovely duets with these women who marry words and music so well. And left them at your door for you to find... I’ve longed for you for so long ...
Stephen Stills, Judy Collins reunite after 50 years at Laxson Auditorium
  –  October 25, 2017
Back in 1967, Judy Collins’ lilting soprano and 12-string guitar had produced ... Stephen Stills was, in his words, “playing folk music in a rock band” with Buffalo Springfield, but that was falling apart. The two also had begun a brief whirlwind ...
Stephen Stills and Judy Collins’ Everybody Knows to get a UK release
  –  October 24, 2017
Stephen Stills and Judy Collins collaborative album, Everybody Knows, has been given a UK release date. The album has already been available in the States but is now due on March 2, 2018 through Sony Music in the UK.
Hear Feist's Delicate Rendition of Leonard Cohen Classic
  –  November 3, 2017
The beginning of Feist's sparse take mirrors the pace of Judy Collins' version, which predated the classic Songs of Leonard Cohen take by one month. However, Feist scales back the orchestration and additional instrumentation found on both Collins' and ...
The Blind Boys of Alabama show off their storied sound, and Judy Collins brings the melodies
  –  November 3, 2017
Country, bluegrass and gospel abound as we head into the holiday season. Here are some highlights in the coming weeks. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band banjoist John McEuen and friends will perform selections from the Dirt Band’s 1972 seminal album, “Will the ...
TONIGHT ON METROFOCUS
  –  November 3, 2017
The big top is back in the Big Apple and high wire artist Nik Wallenda has our ticket. Folk and rock icon Judy Collins joins us to reminisce about her hit single “Both Sides Now” and other sweet memories. PBS NewsHour’s Hari Sreenivasan goes ...
The Unknowable Joni Mitchell
  –  November 3, 2017
She was so precociously talented that she composed hits in spite of herself, first gaining renown when “Both Sides Now” became a top-10 single for Judy Collins in 1968. Mitchell, who was 25 years old, had only just released her first record.
Both Sides of Joni Mitchell
  –  November 3, 2017
These facts make her an outlier—contemporaries like Joan Baez and Judy Collins made no equivalent lasting impact—and also transformed the Joni Mitchell of those early albums into an almost mythic figure. Young Mitchell, the one who spat out “The ...
In its new revue, Second City skewers Trump with Pixy Stix
  –  November 2, 2017
Right before intermission, the cast members don Trump masks and shimmy their way onto the stage to Judy Collins's "Send in the Clowns." For, you see, Trump is a clown, a horrible president who is roasted by this show with insults ranging from "he sucks" to ...
They’re a cappella and they’re country: Home Free headed to Harrah’s
  –  November 2, 2017
Saturday Cache Creek offers the delectable and historic teaming of Stephen Stills and Judy Collins, one month after they appeared at the MontBleu. Their songs and stories are a treasure trove of the early folk and rock movement of Greenwich Village ...
The Antiwar Movement, Class of 1968
  –  November 2, 2017
We listened to many speakers including Julian Bond, Eldridge Cleaver, Coretta Scott King (King was leading an anti-war march that day in Chicago), and listened to Judy Collins and San Francisco bands. In the spring the Vietnam War had only gotten bigger ...
Anne Hills / Cindy Mangsen & Steve Gillette
  –  November 2, 2017
Anne Hills has, in the words of the Chicago Tribune, "one of the most glorious voices in all of contemporary folk music," and she's been called the heir apparent to Judy Collins. She came of age as part of Chicago's folk scene, and she has never stopped ...
Barbara Dacey is stepping away
  –  November 1, 2017
And then there was the interview with Judy Collins. “Judy was a great interview because she made it a great interview,” said Barbara. “You need the energy of the other person, you can’t create it all yourself. She was a real pro.” So yes ...
New York Times best selling author Kelly Corrigan wants those battling cancer to know: "There is an upside"
  –  November 1, 2017
This includes Gloria Steinem, Judy Collins and Jamie Lee Curtis. Drawing on her own experiences, Corrigan says that she hopes to use personal stories ranging from battling breast cancer while caring for her father, to the importance of female friendships ...
Peter Yarrow brings 50 years of folk history to Hochstein
  –  November 1, 2017
They always say, "your music was" — and by "your music" I assume they mean Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Judy Collins, etc. We were writing in the idiom of folk music. A lot of our songs in the beginning were traditional, but we also started singing songs ...
The 30 Best Concerts in Phoenix This November
  –  November 1, 2017
Her unbridled passion and brash delivery may have had their origins in the introspective approach of feminine folk bards like Joni Mitchell, Janis Ian, and Judy Collins. But unlike Joni, Janis, and Judy, Tori's brooding ballads revealed her in ways that ...
25 things to do in November including theater, a film festival and honoring veterans
  –  October 31, 2017
Still Rocking – He is a former member of Crosby, Stills & Nash and she is a folk singer and songwriter. Stephen Stills and Judy Collins join for a performance Nov. 2 at Visalia Fox Theatre. Home Improvement – Learn new ideas and get a jump on spring ...
Song Covered By Springsteen, Baez Traces Its History To Colorado's Front Range
  –  October 31, 2017
Later, he committed suicide. Hoffman’s friend Judy Collins went on to write “Song for Martin” in his memory in 1973. In a 2012 interview with The Washington Times, Collins noted that Hoffman singing “Deportee” was the first time she heard a Woody ...
Joshua Radin, Judy Collins and More Coming Up at City Winery Chicago
  –  October 31, 2017
City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces an evening with prolific singer-songwriter Joshua Radin, crossover country star Lee Ann Womack, Grammy-winning folk artist Judy Collins and more. The following shows go on sale to the public on ...
Concert promoter clarifies ticket refund details
  –  October 31, 2017
Edwardsville-based River’s Edge Entertainment, owned by Dave Thomason, arranges and promotes the MRFR concert series’ shows, in which Judy Collins and Stephen Stills, both extremely popular in the late ’60s and through the ’70s, were to perform ...
Judy Collins Talks Career, Cohen & Her Latest Tour
  –  October 30, 2017
Over a career spanning nearly 60 years, Judy Collins has done just about everything. One new endeavor, though? An album with her longtime friend Stephen Stills. The duo is performing Saturday at the Smith Center in Las Vegas. We thought we'd check in with ...
Chico Performances entertainment for November
  –  October 27, 2017
For tickets and information, visit www.chicoperformances.com or call 898-6333. Stephen Stills and Judy Collins. Nov. 1 Fifty years ago, singer-songwriter Stephen Stills met singer-songwriter Judy Collins, known for her piercing ocean blue eyes. Their ...
Tom Paxton Turns 80: America's Greatest Troubadour Reflects on Decades of Love, Laughter & Outrage
  –  October 26, 2017
Said Judy Collins: “He writes stirring songs of social protest and gentle songs of love, each woven together with his personal gift for language.” “Tom Paxton embodies the spirit of folk music in the most beautiful sense,” said Ani DiFranco.
Stephen Stills, Judy Collins reunite after 50 years at Laxson Auditorium
  –  October 25, 2017
Back in 1967, Judy Collins’ lilting soprano and 12-string guitar had produced a series of popular albums, including that year’s “Wildflowers,” which made a hit out of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now.” Stephen Stills was, in his words ...
Judy To Perform on 'A Love Letter to Stephen Sondheim' at The Public Theater, New York
  –  October 25, 2017
Award-winning singer-songwriter Judy Collins will be performing songs from her album “A Love Letter to Stephen Sondheim” at The Public Theatre in New York. Known for her inventive interpretations of contemporary folk as well as traditional music ...
Stephen Stills and Judy Collins’ Everybody Knows to get a UK release
  –  October 24, 2017
Stephen Stills and Judy Collins collaborative album, Everybody Knows, has been given a UK release date. The album has already been available in the States but is now due on March 2, 2018 through Sony Music in the UK.
Jeff Moehlis: Still Sweet Judy Blue Eyes
  –  October 23, 2017
Judy Collins is a true treasure, a singer whose angelic voice made her a key figure in the Greenwich Village folk music scene and beyond. In addition to revisiting songs from their respective catalogs, the show also will feature songs from their recently ...
Sweet Judy Blue Eyes
  –  October 22, 2017
At 78, Colorado folk icon Judy Collins is more spry, vibrant and generally full of life than many people, musicians or not, that are a fraction of her age. Never less than prolific throughout her career, the last three years have seen her particularly ...

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