Nicolette Larson
American singer
Nicolette Larson
Nicolette Larson was an American pop singer. She is perhaps best known for her work in the late 1970s with Neil Young, as well as her 1978 cover of Young's "Lotta Love". The song, her debut single, was a Number One Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks hit and #8 pop hit that year. It was followed by four more Adult Contemporary hits, two of which were also minor pop hits.
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This Woman Who Took Engagement Photos With Pizza Is All Of Us
Huffington Post - over 1 year
"I just want you. Nothing else, just you."   That's the comment Nicole Larson included in her recent (and out-of-this-world romantic) photo album of her recent engagement. Her devilishly handsome partner? Pizza.  On Oct. 25, the 19-year-old from Alberta, Canada posted a parody Facebook album called "Couple Pictures 2015" with 16 photos of her and her lover... a Pizza Hut pizza. And it's absolutely genius.  The album definitely struck a cord on Facebook with over 12,000 likes and over 30,000 shares. Pizza Hut even replied to her on Facebook to tell Larson she will definitely be receiving some free pizza.  "I wanted to do a spoof of other couples pictures because I am single and in my opinion pizza never lets you down," Larson told The Huffington Post. "Everyone seems to be caught up in trying to find a partner but I would just encourage others to find/do anything that might brighten their day!" she said. "If that is a boyfriend, great! If it's eating a full box ...
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This Woman Who Took Engagement Photos With Pizza Is All Of Us
Huffington Post - over 1 year
"I just want you. Nothing else, just you."   That's the comment Nicole Larson included in her recent (and out-of-this-world romantic) photo album of her recent engagement. Her devilishly handsome partner? Pizza.  On Oct. 25, the 19-year-old from Alberta, Canada posted a parody Facebook album called "Couple Pictures 2015" with 16 photos of her and her lover... a Pizza Hut pizza. And it's absolutely genius.  The album definitely struck a cord on Facebook with over 12,000 likes and over 30,000 shares. Pizza Hut even replied to her on Facebook to tell Larson she will definitely be receiving some free pizza.  "I wanted to do a spoof of other couples pictures because I am single and in my opinion pizza never lets you down," Larson told The Huffington Post. "Everyone seems to be caught up in trying to find a partner but I would just encourage others to find/do anything that might brighten their day!" she said. "If that is a boyfriend, great! If it's eating a full box ...
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In Columbus, N.M., small-town politics are magnified by gun scandal
LATimes - about 3 years
A notorious border gun-smuggling scandal involving city officials left a big mess for the next mayor of tiny Columbus, N.M. COLUMBUS, N.M. — Each morning, embattled Mayor Nicole Lawson performs a private ritual in this tiny U.S.-Mexico border village of 1,600 isolated souls, a forgotten place with mostly unpaved roads and not a single stoplight.     
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On the border: Guns, drugs -- and a betrayal of trust
CNN - over 4 years
Mayor Nicole Lawson is only 37, but her hair is already turning white as she tries to keep this border town corrupted more than a year ago by Mexican cartels from falling deeper into financial ruin.
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Mike Ragogna: New Music Seminar: A Conversation With Tom Silverman, Plus Chatting With Marty Stuart and Jesse Winchester
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
A Conversation With New Music Seminar Exec and Tommy Boy Founder Tom Silverman Mike Ragogna: How are you doing, Tom? Tom Silverman: I'm doing fantastic! A little crazy, but fantastic. MR: Is it fantastic because of what's on this year's New Music Seminar slate? TS: Indeed, it is. It's really coming together, and it's a key change in the history of the music business. MR: It's going to be held at Webster Hall? TS: Yes, Webster Hall, the oldest night club in America. In 1886, they started having parties before the first phonograph record was even sold. MR: And what did they call the New Music Seminar then? TS: (laughs) The New Music Seminar was just a gleam. There was no music business yet, but Webster Hall was, I guess, a pre-vaudeville nightclub and performance center on 11th St. in New York. It's the oldest nightclub in America, which is really interesting. It makes it an interesting place that predated radio by like 40 years. It's even older than t ...
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The Decemberists Play Tonight at Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater - KUT News
Google News - over 5 years
“Some of my favorite country-rock records had that consistent pairing with a female voice, like Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris or Neil and Nicolette Larson on Comes a Time,” Meloy explains. “We thought it'd be great if there was a female foil to my
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Introducing Hope Waits - Debut Album Available July 26 on Spann Records - San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
In addition to the physical album's 12 tracks produced by Peter Malick (Norah Jones), the digital release includes two additional songs by the production team of David Kalish (Rickie Lee Jones, Nicolette Larson, Michelle Shocked) and Barrie Maguire
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Neil Young and The International Harvesters: A Treasure. Neil Young: Live In ... - Satakunnan Kansa
Google News - over 5 years
Sen sisältö on pitkälle sama, mutta puhdas soolokeikkahan se ei ollut. Mukana olivat muun muassa kitaristi Nils Lofgren ja Youngin pitkäaikainen muusikkokumppani, joitakin vuosia levytyksen jälkeen kuollut laulaja Nicolette Larson
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The almanac - UPI.com
Google News - over 5 years
... basketball Hall of Fame member Connie Hawkins in 1942 (age 69); actors Lucie Arnaz in 1951 (age 60) and David Hasselhoff in 1952 (age 59); singers Nicolette Larson and Phoebe Snow, both in 1952; German Chancellor Angela Merkel in 1954 (age 57)
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Happy Birthday! Linda Ronstadt wird 65 Jahre - Ad-Hoc-News (Pressemitteilung)
Google News - over 5 years
Zu hören ist Ronstadt auch auf vielen Neil Young-Alben, als Background-Sängerin, und sie trat auch häufig bei anderen Bands, Sängerinnen und Sängern als Gastsängerin in Erscheinung, wie bei den Eagles, den Chieftains und Nicolette Larson
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Ask Billboard: Pen Pals: Readers Respond, Part 2 - Billboard
Google News - over 5 years
1, 1969), written by John Denver "Lotta Love," Nicolette Larson (No. 8, 1978), written by Neil Young "Me and Bobby McGee," Janis Joplin (No. 1, 1971), written by Kris Kristofferson "The Mighty Quinn (Quinn the Eskimo)," Manfred Mann (No
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แอนดรูว์ โกลด์ ศิลปินยุค 70s ผู้มากด้วยพรสวรรค์ - อาร์วายที9 (ข่าวประชาสัมพันธ์) (บล็อก)
Google News - over 5 years
... (THEME SONG) ในภาพยนตร์ทีวีชุด THE GOLDEN GIRLS (1985-92) ช่วงทศวรรษ 1980s ผันตัวมาเป็นโปรดิวเซอร์ให้กับนักร้องหลายคนอย่างเช่น RITA COOLIDGE ในอัลบั้มชุด HEARTB REAK RAD IO (1981), NICOLETTE LARSON ในอัลบั้มชุด DRESSED UP AND NO PLACE TO GO (1982),
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Music industry giant JD Souther is special guest on WNTI Hackettstown radio ... - Warren Reporter
Google News - over 5 years
He has collaborated with other greats like Crosby, Stills & Nash, Bonnie Raitt, Warren Zevon, Don Henley, Dixie Chicks, Roy Orbison, Brian Wilson, Trisha Yearwood, Jackson Browne, Nicolette Larson, Carole King, and Dan Fogelberg to name a few
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Today in Music History - June 10 - mysask.com (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
The guest stars included Ricky Skaggs, Emmylou Harris and Nicolette Larson. In 1986, Irish rocker Bob Geldof was awarded an honorary knighthood in recognition of the millions of dollars he had raised for the starving of Africa
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Der Songschreiber der Golden Girls, Andrew Gold, ist tot - Country Music News
Google News - over 5 years
Als Studiomusiker arbeitete er mit Art Garfunkel, James Taylor, Carly Simon, Loudon Wainwright III sowie JD Souther und produzierte für unter anderem Stephen Bishop und Nicolette Larson. Abonnieren Sie neue Beiträge im CountryMusicNews.de RSS-Feed
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Andrew Gold, Key Player on Linda Ronstadt's Hit Records, Dies at 59 - CMT.com
Google News - over 5 years
As a session musician, he recorded with Art Garfunkel, James Taylor, Carly Simon, Loudon Wainwright III and JD Souther and produced projects for Stephen Bishop, Nicolette Larson and others. Gold was the son of Academy Award-winning composer Ernest Gold
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'Ballwin Days' Festivities Kick Off Friday - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
The band features Michael Supe Granda, formerly with the Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Terry Jones Rogers, who played with the Byrds, plus Scott Nienhaus and Tim Politte, past members of Acousticity and the Nicolette Larson Band
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Nicolette Larson
    TWENTIES
  • 1997
    Larson died on December 16, 1997, in Los Angeles, California, as a result of complications arising from cerebral edema triggered by liver failure.
    More Details Hide Details According to Astrid Young, her friend and Neil Young's half sister, Larson had been showing symptoms of depression, and her fatal seizure "was in no small way related to her chronic use of Valium and Tylenol PM". Larson's remains are buried in Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills Cemetery in Los Angeles, California. A benefit concert was held in Larson's honor in February 1998 with tribute concerts held on the 10th anniversary of her death in December 2007 and also the following year. A Reached No. 96 on the Black Singles chart.
  • 1990
    The couple's daughter Elsie May Larson-Kunkel was born in 1990.
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    In 1990, Larson married session drummer Russ Kunkel, and the two were married until her death in 1997.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1988
    In 1988, Larson contributed to the soundtracks of the films They Call Me Renegade and Twins with respectively the tracks "Let Me Be the One" and "I'd Die For this Dance"; the latter was performed live onscreen by Larson accompanied by Jeff Beck.
    More Details Hide Details Larson also contributed to the seasonal albums Tennessee Christmas (1987) with "One Bright Star", Acoustic Christmas (1988) with "Christmas is a Time for Giving" and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (1989) with "Nothing But a Child" and "One Bright Star". While it was recorded in 1978, Live at the Roxy was given its first full release in 2006. It was released by Rhino. Through her early work in the 1970s with Emmylou Harris, Larson met guitarist and songwriter Hank DeVito. Larson and DeVito later married and divorced.
    Larson's final mainstream album release was Shadows of Love a 1988 recording made for the Italian CGD label and produced by Carlo Stretti and Ernesto Taberelli.
    More Details Hide Details In 1990 Larson participated in the Festival di Sanremo duetting with Grazia Di Michele on the song "Me and My Father". Larson's final album was the self-produced Sleep, Baby, Sleep comprising music for children and released on Sony in 1994. Larson's further session vocal credits comprised work with Paul Barrere and the Bluesbusters, Jimmy Buffett, Carlene Carter, Robert Forman, the Georgia Satellites, Marc Jordan, Troy Newman, Dolly Parton, Guthrie Thomas and "Weird Al" Yankovic. In 1992 Larson reunited professionally with Neil Young to sing on his Harvest Moon album; in 1993 Larson was featured on Young's Unplugged. Larson also provided vocal accompaniment on "The Little Drummer Boy" and "Greensleeves" the two tracks Neil Young contributed to Seven Gates: A Christmas Album by Ben Keith and Friends (1994).
  • 1985
    Larson's MCA debut Say When was not released until 1985 and the C&W career it ushered in proved anti-climactic with only one of Larson's six MCA single releases becoming a significant hit: her duet with Steve Wariner entitled "That's How You Know When Love's Right" — taken from the April 1986 album release Rose of My Heart — reached No. 9 C&W. Larson's MCA albums — produced by Emory Gordy, Jr. and Tony Brown — attracted little critical attention: in a Stereo Review critique headed "No No Nicolette" which characterized Larson as a faded Pop star for whom C&W music represented "the Last Chance Saloon", Alanna Nash opined Larson sounded as if she were reading lyrics off cue cards.
    More Details Hide Details Nash's review of Rose of My Heart — in which Nash stated her earlier review had drawn a response from Larson's manager implying Nash had taken "etiquette lessons from the Marquis de Sade" — granted that Larson's interpretive skills showed improvement.
  • 1983
    Larson's appearance in a touring production of the C&W musical Pump Boys and Dinettes garnered enough positive reaction for MCA Nashville to sign her in 1983: the Nashville music community was so enthused about Larson's C&W cross-over that the Academy of Country Music named her the Best New Female Vocalist in 1984 before she had any MCA Nashville releases.
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  • 1982
    In the early 1980s, Larson was engaged to Andrew Gold, which ended shortly after the completion of Larson's 1982 album All Dressed Up and No Place to Go, which Gold had produced.
    More Details Hide Details In the late 80s, she briefly dated "Weird Al" Yankovic.
  • 1981
    Larson's recording of the Burt Bacharach/Carole Bayer Sager song "Fool Me Again" was featured on the bestselling soundtrack album for the 1981 film Arthur despite not being heard in the film: Larson was also featured on the soundtrack album for National Lampoon's Vacation (1983) with the track "Summer Hearts".
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    Larson had continued her session singing career accruing credits on releases by Tom Johnston, Linda Ronstadt (Mad Love), Graham Nash, John Stewart, Albert Hammond and Rita Coolidge. Larson again backed the Doobie Brothers on their One Step Closer album - she can be heard on the hit "Real Love" - and a song Larson co-wrote with John McFee and Patrick Simmons entitled "Can't Let It Get Away" was a 1981 single release for the Doobie Brothers in Japan; the song was also featured on the Doobie Brothers' Farewell Tour album (1983).
    More Details Hide Details Larson also contributed a harmony vocal on the track "Could This Be Magic" on the Van Halen album Women and Children First (1980) to thank Eddie Van Halen for contributing a guitar solo to the Nicolette album track "Can't Get Away From You" against David Lee Roth's wishes. (Larson would be the maid of honor at Eddie Van Halen's marriage to Valerie Bertinelli.)
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1980
    Because she had no major hit, Larson's 1980 and 1982 album releases, Radioland (her last album produced by Templeman) and All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go, were unsuccessful, even though both releases showed Larson back in strong vocal form.
    More Details Hide Details Larson almost had a hit with her remake of "I Only Want to Be With You" (No. 53) perhaps the least effective track on All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go; that album was produced by Andrew Gold.
    Released as the album's lead single, "Let Me Go Love" was only reached No. 35 in February 1980 — that year Larson would be heard more on the airwaves via guest appearances on "Say You'll Be Mine" by Christopher Cross and the Dirt Band's "Make a Little Magic".
    More Details Hide Details Larson had enough residual popularity from her debut for In the Nick of Time to become a moderate success.
  • 1979
    Like Maria Muldaur, Larson would be unable to consolidate the commercial success augured by her debut: the second single off Nicolette, "Rhumba Girl"1 just missed becoming a major hit for Larson at No. 48 and her second album In the Nick of Time released November 1979 failed to showcase Larson's voice attractively.
    More Details Hide Details Don Shewey in Rolling Stone opined: "Larson's rough-edged, down-home tone is definitely appealing — especially when she backs up the likes of Neil Young and Steve Goodman High and Outside album featured a duet with Larson: "The One That Got Away" — but as a soloist, her limited vocal resources are "severely taxed" — "It's symptomatic of Nicolette Larson's problems as a performer that the finest singing on In the Nick of Time is by Michael McDonald. 'Let Me Go, Love' McDonald's entrancing vocal presence so overshadows Larson's that she seems to be playing second fiddle rather than sharing the lead. Elsewhere, Larson is dwarfed by Ted Templeman's typically luxurious production".
    Larson was also featured on the No Nukes album recorded in September 1979 at Madison Square Garden backed by the Doobie Brothers in her performance of "Lotta Love"; Larson can be seen in the No Nukes film but her performance was not included.
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    Larson's "Lotta Love" peaked at No. 8 the week of 10 February 1979, the same week the single off Comes a Time: "Four Strong Winds" a duet with an unbilled (on the single) Larson, debuted on the Hot 100 on its way to a No. 61 peak. (A track from the Comes a Time sessions featuring Larson: "Sail Away", was included on the otherwise live Neil Young album Rust Never Sleeps released in 1979.)
    More Details Hide Details Warner Brothers also issued the limited edition (5,000 copies) promo-only Live at the Roxy album comprising a December 20, 1978 concert given by Larson at the Sunset Boulevard nightclub.
  • 1978
    Despite the release of her album so late in the year, Larson was acclaimed Female Vocalist of 1978 by Rolling Stone who opined no one else could sound as if she were having so much fun on an album.
    More Details Hide Details Nicolette reached No. 15 on Billboard's album chart aided by the hit single "Lotta Love", a Neil Young composition.
    Larson's work with Commander Cody had led to her being signed to the C&W division of Warner Bros. Records. However her debut album Nicolette, released September 29, 1978, was an eclectic mix of rock, C&W and R&B which recalled Maria Muldaur's eponymous debut from 1973.
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    Larson continued her session singing career into 1978, accruing credit on recordings by Marcia Ball, Rodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris' (Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town) and Norton Buffalo.
    More Details Hide Details Larson also contributed vocals to the Doobie Brothers' Minute by Minute whose producer Ted Templeman would be responsible for Larson's debut album Nicolette.
  • 1977
    The following week Ronstadt and Larson cut their vocals for Young's American Stars 'n Bars album at Young's La Honda ranch — the two women were billed on the album as the Bullets — and in November 1977 Young invited Larson to Nashville to sing on the sessions for his Comes a Time album, an assignment which led to Larson's being signed to Warner Brothers, an affiliate of Young's home label Reprise.
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    In the spring of 1977, Larson was at Ronstadt's Malibu home when neighbor Neil Young phoned to ask Ronstadt if she could recommend a female vocal accompanist, and Ronstadt suggested Larson, becoming the third person that day to put Larson's name forward to Young.
    More Details Hide Details Young came over to meet Larson who recalled: "Neil ran down all the songs he had just written, about twenty of them. We sang harmonies with him and he was jazzed."
  • 1976
    Other early session singing credits for Larson were for Hoyt Axton and Guy Clark in 1976 and in 1977 for Mary Kay Place, Rodney Crowell, Billy Joe Shaver, Jesse Colin Young, Jesse Winchester and Gary Stewart.
    More Details Hide Details Interestingly, Nicolette Larson and Guthrie Thomas both worked with Hoyt Axton and recorded their first professional recording session together on Axton's "Southbound" album for A&M Records. Since they were new to the recording industry, they were listed on the back cover of the album as "Street Singers" completely separated from the highly paid, well-respected artists who also appeared on the album. Larson's work with Emmylou Harris — the album Luxury Liner (1977) prominently showcased Larson on the cut "Hello Stranger" — led to her meeting Harris' associate and friend Linda Ronstadt who became friends with Larson.
  • 1975
    In 1975 Larson auditioned for Hoyt Axton who was producing Commander Cody with the result that Larson also performed with "Hoyt Axton and The Bananna Band" during their gig opening for Joan Baez on the 1975 "Diamonds and Rust" tour and accrued her first recording credit on the 1975 Commander Cody album Tales From the Ozone: Larson also provided background vocals for Commander Cody albums in 1977 and 1978.
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  • OTHER
  • 1952
    Born on July 17, 1952.
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