Judy Collins

Judy Collins



Judith Marjorie 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.



A Love Letter to Stephen Sondheim
A Love Letter to Stephen Sondheim is an album by musical artist Judy Collins, released on March 3, 2017.
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.

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Judy Collins coming to The Criterion
  –  January 11, 2018
BAR HARBOR — American singer and songwriter Judy Collins will perform at The Criterion Theatre ... work and heed inspiration from her spiritual discipline to thrive in the music industry for half a century. Now 77, Collins is as creatively vigorous ...
Send in Judy Collins
  –  December 29, 2017
You won’t find many wasted minutes in the day of Judy Collins. Again, numbers count. “That’s one of my tricks,” she said. Author Collins has authored several books, including “Sweet Judy Blue Eyes: My Life in Music,” which recalls her turbulent ...
Judy Collins delivers love letter, Wanda Jackson plays hometown show, Thomas Rhett plans two Oklahoma stops
  –  December 15, 2017
Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Judy Collins will perform a one-night-only concert event ... which sparked her interest in performing folk music. She achieved the biggest success of her storied career with her wistful rendition of Sondheim's ...
Tanglewood 2018: Steve Martin and Martin Short, Judy Collins and Stephen Stills and more
  –  December 11, 2017
Tanglewood has added three more concerts to its summer popular artists lineup in Lenox. Stephen Stills and Judy Collins will perform in the Koussevitzky Music Shed on Sunday, June 17, at 2:30 p.m. The tour shares music from Stills and Collins' 2017 release ...
Upcoming concerts
  –  January 18, 2018
Feb. 3 — Trauma, with Gravewitch, Damage OverDose, Chemical Annihilation, Insanity’s Reign (thrash), Third Street Pub, Bend, bit.ly/bbTrauma Feb. 6 — Judy Collins (folk legend), Tower Theatre, Bend, redlightpro.com. Feb. 7 — Monophonics ...
All-Star Lineup Lights Up The Blues Concert To Benefit Autism Speaks
  –  January 17, 2018
Heartbreakers Reunion Set for Stephen Stills’ Autism Benefit Show
  –  January 17, 2018
as well as Judy Collins, with whom Stills recently teamed for the Stills & Collins LP, all backed by a house band featuring members of the Heartbreakers. Actor and musician Jack Black will serve as the emcee. As in years past, proceeds will benefit Autism ...
Stephen Stills Recruits Neil Young, Sheryl Crow, Christina Applegate & More for 2018 Autism Benefit Concert
  –  January 17, 2018
This year's Autism awareness benefit concert features an awesome lineup of performers, including Neil Young, Sheryl Crow, Burt Bacharch, Judy Collins, Chris Stills, Jack Black and Christina Applegate. The Autism Speaks organization holds a special ...
Gregory Page
  –  January 17, 2018
Gregory Page has opened for Bob Dylan, Leon Russell, Judy Collins, Chris Isaak, Jason Mraz, and more. He has more than 20 albums out, and his music has been heard both on television and in the movies.
Hamilton Leithauser Begins a Solo Residency at the Café Carlyle
  –  January 16, 2018
Since opening in 1955, the Café Carlyle, tucked in to the Upper East Side hotel, has hosted a rotation of jazz and cabaret singers and musicians—from the legendary Bobby Short to Judy Collins to Woody Allen—that have defined the jacket-required dinner ...
Roger McGuinn and His Legendary Rickenbacker 12-String Electric Guitar
  –  January 16, 2018
and Judy Collins. Things really changed in 1962, when Bobby Darin hired McGuinn to be his guitarist and background harmonies singer. The new job made McGuinn relocate to the city of Los Angeles on the country’s West Coast. A year later, in 1963 ...
Clay picks finalists for teacher, school-related employee of year
  –  January 16, 2018
Bryan Jennings Elementary School. The finalists for School-Related Employee of the Year are: Melodie Ryan, school secretary at Grove Park Elementary School; Judy Collins, school secretary at Lakeside Junior High School; Michelle Deakin, a media technical ...
MORNING BULLETIN: Parties split on 12-week abortion limit; medical card is now available from the HSE
  –  January 15, 2018
SHOWBIZ: Candice Brown has become the first celebrity to leave Dancing On Ice. FEATURES: Judy Collins turned Leonard Cohen into a singer and had plenty of hits herself. At 78, she’s as outspoken as ever.
Risk-Taking New Opera Tells a Tragic 1950s Gay Love Story
  –  January 15, 2018
Mr. Spears’s evocations of troubadours sometimes sound, intriguingly, like they have come by way of Ravel, or Britten, or Judy Collins. There are hints of neo-Classical Stravinsky, stretches of Baroque-like dance, a red-hot clarinet. Whole stretches of ...
10 things to know about Nancy Pearl
  –  January 14, 2018
Listening to: Music by Jason Isbell, Girlyman, Judy Collins; podcasts: Backlisted (highly recommended!); Around the NFL; The Woj Pod 5. Following: (On social media) Backlisted; Elizabeth McCracken; Laura Lippmann; Robert McFarlane; The Millions 6.
Mandy Gonzalez shares message of empowerment with ‘Fearless Squad’
  –  January 13, 2018
At the same time, Tavares-Mocha was dreaming big, singing with famous performers such as Ben Folds and Judy Collins. Even though she was told that pursuing a full-time job as a choir director was futile, she continued to hear her friend’s encouraging ...
Judy Collins to play the Triskel
  –  January 13, 2018
The legendary Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter Judy Collins will grace the stage of the Triskel Christchurch Arts Centre on Wednesday, January 24. For more than five decades Seattle-born Collins has thrilled audiences across the globe with her ...
Win tickets to see legendary Grammy award winning artist Judy Collins
  –  January 12, 2018
The Irish Independent would like to offer two tickets to see Judy Collins In Concert & In Person at Triskel Christchurch on Wednesday January 24th. Prize also includes one night breakaway on the same evening at the iconic Metropole Hotel Cork with Bed ...
Judy Collins: Sweet Judy blue eyes returns to Honokaa
  –  January 11, 2018
Anything worth having is worth the wait, and no one knows this better than musical folk icon Judy Collins. Her 2016 release, “Silver Skies Blue,” was nominated for a 2017 Grammy Award in the category for best folk album — a prodigious 48 years after ...
Judy Collins coming to The Criterion
  –  January 11, 2018
BAR HARBOR — American singer and songwriter Judy Collins will perform at The Criterion Theatre on Friday, July 13, at 8 p.m. “Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs and a firm ...
An Opinionated Guide to a Wild Year for Oscar Songs
  –  January 11, 2018
Judy Collins has been performing as long as the Swingles, and she makes the graceful pop ballad “Stars In My Eyes (Theme From Drawing Home),” from “Drawing Home,” appropriately elegant. Two contemporary Christian performers represented on the list ...
Tom Paxton: The Old Familiar Sound
  –  January 9, 2018
The veteran folksinger, who turned 80 last October, has released more than 60 albums since 1962 and has seen his compositions recorded by Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Marianne Faithfull, Flatt & Scruggs, Gram Parsons, Neil Diamond ...
Folk phenomenon The Washington Squares to reunite for one night only at City Winery, Jan. 10
  –  January 5, 2018
The band would eventually go on tour with comedian Billy Crystal, and sellout major concert venues including Carnegie Hall and Ford Theater playing with acts including the Beach Boys, Peter, Paul and Mary, Judy Collins, Pete Seeger, Richie Havens ...
Judy Collins reunites with Stephen Stills
  –  January 5, 2018
Nearly five decades after they dated, singer Judy Collins has renunited with old flame Stephen Stills for an album and tour. On their LP, "Everybody Knows," Collins adds to her catalogue of Leonard Cohen covers with the title track. (Jan. 5) Subscribe for ...
Judy Collins: 'Activism is pouring out of the walls'
  –  January 5, 2018
Singer Judy Collins feels political activism is alive again under U.S. President Donald Trump. (Jan. 5) I see an error in the content
Judy Collins to perform 2 shows at The Kate in Old Saybrook Dec. 22-23
  –  December 19, 2017
Judy Collins is in that upper echelon of longtime performers who have weathered eras with stories to tell and a top-shelf talent. Which should be evident in two shows this weekend at a shrine to another great name, the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts ...
Grammy winner Judy Collins bringing her 'Love Letter to Stephen Sondheim' to Oklahoma City for one-night-only event
  –  December 8, 2017
Esteemed for her crystalline voice and eclectic musical stylings, Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Judy Collins will perform a one-night-only concert event March 9 at the Oklahoma City Community College Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater, 7777 S ...

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