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Laura Nyro (October 18, 1947 April 8, 1997) was an American composer, lyricist, singer, and pianist.
Her style was a hybrid of Brill Building-style New York pop, jazz, gospel, rhythm and blues, show tunes and rock.
She was best known, and enjoyed her greatest commercial success, as a composer and lyricist rather than as a performer.
Between 1968 and 1970 a number of other singers had significant hits with her songs: The 5th Dimension with "Blowing Away", "Wedding Bell Blues", "Stoned Soul Picnic", "Sweet Blindness", "Save The Country" and "Black Patch"; Blood, Sweat & Tears and Peter, Paul & Mary with "And When I Die"; Three Dog Night with "Eli's Coming"; and Barbra Streisand with "Stoney End", "Time and Love", and "Hands off the Man (Flim Flam Man)".
Nyro's best-selling single was her recording of Carole King and Gerry Goffin's "Up on the Roof."

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