Laura Nyro (1947-1997) was a Bronx born singer-songwriter of Russian/Jewish/Italian background. She wrote some famous songs that were hits for The 5th Dimension, Blood, Sweat and Tears as well as Peter, Paul and Mary. She also performed and made hit recordings of her own music. This song is from her album “Stoned Soul Picnic—The Best of Laura Nyro” It was featured on TV a few days ago when she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. —Paul G.