For more than 40 years, Judy Collins has thrilled audiences with her vocal interpretations of folk songs and contemporary themes. At age 13, Collins made her public debut by performing a Mozart concerto. Soon, the music of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger sparked her love of lyrics. She began playing guitar and released her first album in 1961. Her 1967 rendition of Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now" received the Grammy Hall of Fame Award for the ballad's "lasting qualitative or historical significance." In 2003, Collins' memoir and a ballad, "Wings of Angels," reflected her sorrow and path toward healing following her only son's death. She kicked off her 2010 concert tour in Ireland and is continuing to perform around the United States.
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