Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Both Sides Now by Judy Collins

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Both Sides Now, a Joni Mitchell song recorded in 1967 by singer-songwriter Judy Collins, was one of her early hits. Collins was part of the scene in Greenwich Village and on the folk circuit, singing old ballads like Silver Dagger, from the late sixties through the seventies.

Send in the Clowns was a Grammy Winner and Song of the Year for 1975. Other hits included Chelsea Morning and Turn Turn Turn (1966). Along with traditional ballads, Collins sang songs by Bob Dylan, Randy Newman, Phil Ochs, Gordon Lightfoot (Early Morning Rain), and Leonard Cohen (Suzanne).

Born in Seattle and raised in Denver, Collins was drawn away from her expected career track as a concert pianist by the music scene of the sixties, and she soon became an icon of that scene.

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