Judy Collins Book signing event – "Born to the Breed"


Judy Collins, iconic singer/songwriter, signing copies of Born To The Breed

Book signing time and locations:

* 12/15/08 7:00 PM at Borders Books – Post Road. Fairfield, CT.
* 12/16/08 7:00 PM at Borders Books – Old Country Road. Westbury, NY.
* 12/17/08 7:00 PM at Borders Books – Interstate Shopping Center. Ramsey, NJ.

Judith Marjorie Collins (born May 1, 1939 in Seattle, Washington) is an American folk and standards singer and songwriter, known for the stunning purity of her soprano; for her eclectic tastes in the material she records (which has included folk, showtunes, pop, and rock and roll); and for her social activism.

Studio and live albums
* A Maid of Constant Sorrow (1961)
* Golden Apples of the Sun (1962)
* Judy Collins #3 (1963)
* The Judy Collins Concert (1964)
* Judy Collins’ Fifth Album (1965)
* In My Life (1966)
* Wildflowers (1967)
* Who Knows Where the Time Goes (1968)
* Whales and Nightingales (1970)
* Living (1971) (Live)
* True Stories and Other Dreams (1973)
* Judith (1975)
* Bread and Roses (1976)
* Hard Times for Lovers (1979)
* Running for My Life (1980)
* Times of Our Lives (1982)
* Home Again (1984)
* Trust Your Heart (1987)
* The Stars Of Christmas (Selected Especially For Avon) (1988)
* Sanity and Grace (1989)
* Fires of Eden (1990)
* Baby’s Bedtime (1990)
* Baby’s Morningtime (1990)
* Judy Sings Dylan… Just Like a Woman (1993)
* Come Rejoice! A Judy Collins Christmas (1994)
* Shameless (1994)
* Voices (1995)
* Live At Newport (1959-1966) (1996)
* Christmas at the Biltmore Estate (1997)
* All on a Wintry Night (2000)
* Judy Collins Live at Wolf Trap (2000)
* Judy Collins sings Leonard Cohen: Democracy (2004)
* Portrait of an American Girl (2005)
* Judy Collins Sings Lennon and McCartney (2007)

Compilations

* Recollections (1969)
* Both Sides Now (1971)
* Colors of the Day (1972) (Greatest Hits)
* So Early in the Spring… The First 15 Years (1977) (15th anniversary collection)
* Amazing Grace (1985) (#34 in UK album charts)
* Wind Beneath My Wings (1992)
* Forever: An Anthology (1997)
* Both Sides Now (1998)
* Classic Broadway (1999)
* Judy Collins Sings Leonard Cohen: Democracy (2004)
* The Essential Judy Collins (2004)

Activism

Like many other folk singers of her generation, Collins was drawn to social activism. She is a representative for UNICEF and campaigns on behalf of the abolition of landmines.[3] Following the 1992 death of her son, Clark Taylor at age 33, after a long bout with depression and substance abuse, she has also become a strong advocate of suicide prevention.[4][5]

Awards and recognition

* Grammy Award, Best Folk Performance or Folk Recording, “Both Sides Now”, 1968
* Stephen Sondheim won a Grammy Award for Song of the Year, “Send in the Clowns”, in 1975, it was believed, largely on the strength of Collins’ performance of the song on her album ‘Judith’
* Nominated with Jill Godmillow for an Academy Award for the documentary “Antonia: A Portrait of the Woman” (1975), about her classical piano instructor, conductor Antonia Brico.

Thank you to Lee, who runs the CELEBRITY BOOK SIGNINGS & EVENTS Yahoo page.

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