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Life@50+ Highlight: Judy Rocks the House

Posted By Alejandra Owens On September 9, 2008 @ 9:44 am In Entertainment | No Comments

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 [1], which she learned by heart. (Today, she jokingly refers to the Great American Songbook the “Rod Stewart Songbook,” for his acclaimed album [2]. 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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[1] Great American Songbook: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_American_Songbook

[2] acclaimed album: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stardust:_the_Great_American_Songbook_3

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