Judy CollinsJudy Collins
(born May 1
in Seattle, Washington
), American folk singer
. Classically trained, she turned to folk music at the age of sixteen, eventually making her way to Greenwich Village
, New York City
, where she played in clubs until she was signed by Elektra Records
Like other folk singers of her generation, Collins was drawn to social activism. She is a representative for UNICEF and campaigns on behalf of the abolition of landmines.
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