Legendary folk singer and songwriter Judy Collins will be stopping in several cities in the next two months, signing copies of her soon-to-be released memoir, “Sweet Judy Blue Eyes: My Life in Music.”
Collins start out her folk singing career interpreting such protest poets as Tom Paxton, Phil Ochs and Bob Dylan. By the age of twenty-two, she had released her first album, titled “A Maid of Constant Sorrow.” Inspired by the early 1960s folk revival songs, she is credited with popularizing songs of singer/songwriters such as Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell with her renditions. She has graced us with many unforgettable and much beloved performances throughout the years, such as singing Turn Turn Turn with Pete Seeger on his early 60s TV show, Rainbow Quest. “Sweet Judy Blue Eyes” will be released on October 18, 2011. Look for it in bookstores and on Amazon.
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From the Publisher
A vivid, highly evocative memoir of one of the reigning icons of folk music, highlighting the decade of the ’60s, when hits like “Both Sides Now” catapulted her to international fame.
Sweet Judy Blue Eyes is the deeply personal, honest, and revealing memoir of folk legend and relentlessly creative spirit Judy Collins. In it, she talks about her alcoholism, her lasting love affair with Stephen Stills, her friendships with Joan Baez, Richard and Mimi Fariña, David Crosby, and Leonard Cohen and, above all, the music that helped define a decade and a generation’s sound track.
Sweet Judy Blue Eyes invites the reader into the parties that peppered Laurel Canyon and into the recording studio so we see how cuts evolved take after take, while it sets an array of amazing musical talent against the backdrop of one of the most turbulent decades of twentieth-century America.
Beautifully written, richly textured, and sharply insightful, Sweet Judy Blue Eyes is an unforgettable chronicle of the folk renaissance in America.
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