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Biography

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Overview (1)

Date of Birth 1 May 1939Seattle, Washington, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Judy Collins was born on May 1, 1939 in Seattle, Washington, USA. She has been married to Louis Nelson since April 16, 1996. She was previously married to Peter Taylor.

Spouse (2)

Louis Nelson (16 April 1996 - present)
Peter Taylor (1958 - 1965) (divorced) (1 son)

Trivia (10)

Her only child and son, Clark Taylor, committed suicide in 1992.
She is the subject of the famous song "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes", written by Stephen Stills and performed by Crosby Stills Nash & Young.
Sister of Holly Collins.
Ex-sister-in-law of James Keach.
Aunt of Kalen Keach.
She likes to work out and read.
Her favorite songs are "Blackbird" by The Beatles, "Thin Line Between Love And Hate" by The Pretenders, "Drops Of Jupiter" by Train, "Desperado" by Eagles, "The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress" by Jimmy Webb, "Time Is On My Side" by The Rolling Stones, "Wichita Lineman" by Glen Campbell, "Just Like A Woman" by Bob Dylan, "That Song About The Midway" by Joni Mitchell and "Your Song" by Elton John. (Source: BBC Radio 2 "Tracks of My Years").
Served as one of several celebrity witnesses to testify at the trial of the "Chicago Eight" featuring defendants, Abbie Hoffman, David Dellinger, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden, Bobby Seale, Rennie Davis, John Froines and Lee Weiner (1969-1970).
Collins is generally credited with discovering poet-songwriter Leonard Cohen, having been the very first artist to record his "Suzanne" and "Dress Rehearsal Rag" for her album "In My Life" (1966).
Upper West Side of New York City and Connecticut [September 2010]

Personal Quotes (3)

There's so much more understanding than there was a generation ago in this country. The be-in here was just overwhelming; a completely beautiful open experience, so friendly and so warm. At Monterey, the cops all had flowers on their motorcycles, and the police chief was so pleased with everything that he wore a wig to work Monday morning. There's just no other answer than to love and to get together and to be open. There's just no other choice, and part of this is being reflected in the music.
The hippies and the young followers of the music are the ones who are extending themselves into more understanding, because they understand that personal isolation is not the answer and that it's life that is groovy, not killing and war and hypocrisy and the double standard. And acid is important to all this.
I have always been grateful that I did not fall in love with Leonard (Cohen) in the way that I fell in love with his songs. I could have, certainly.

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