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Judy Collins is an American folk and standards singer. By the 1970s, Collins had a solid reputation as an art song singer and folksinger. Popular songs include "Amazing Grace", "Send in the Clowns" and her own compositions such as "My Father" and "Born to the Breed."More about Judy Collins.
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In 1961, Judy Collins released her first album, A Maid of Constant Sorrow, at the age of 22. At first she sang traditional folk songs, or songs written by others, in particular the social poets of the time such as Tom Paxton, Phil Ochs and Bob Dylan. Judy Collins recorded her own versions of seminal songs of the period, such as Dylan's "Mr. Tambourine Man" and Pete Seeger's "Turn, Turn, Turn". Judy Collins was also instrumental in bringing then little known composers to a wider public; for example, she recorded songs by Canadian poet Leonard Cohen and Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell.
With her 1967 album Wildflowers, Judy Collins began to record her own compositions, the first of which was entitled "Since You've Asked". This album also provided her with a major hit, and a Grammy award, with her version of Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now", which reached #8 on the Billboard Hot 100.
In more recent years, Judy Collins has taken to writing, producing a memoir, "Trust Your Heart" in 1987, and two novels. She still records and tours. One of her more recent albums is a collection of songs based on her novel "Shameless". Judy Collins performed at US President Bill Clinton's first inauguration in 1993 singing "Amazing Grace" and "Chelsea Morning".