Judy Collins sat down for a Q and A at Life@50+. Shaarp Session caught a bit of the interview and heard a great story about Collins’ early days. She grew up in a family of social activists, and got her start at a very early age. How? Her parents bought her a copy of the Great American Songbook, which she learned by heart. (Today, she jokingly refers to the Great American Songbook the “Rod Stewart Songbook,” for his acclaimed album. She clearly had talent. And her family’s commitment to social justice and activism stayed with her through her long career. Her first benefit concert, she said, was a show for the Jonas Salk Foundation.
Here she is talking to Life@50+ conventioneers.
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