Janis Ian (born Janis Eddy Fink; April 7, 1951) is an American singer-songwriter who was most commercially successful in the 1960s and 1970s; her most widely recognized song, "At Seventeen", was released as a single from her 1975 album Between the Lines which reached number 1 on the Billboard chart. Born in 1951 in New York City, Ian entered the American folk music scene while still a teenager in the mid-1960s
Arranged By – Janis Ian, Ron FrangipaneBass – Don PayneDrum – Larry AlexanderDrums – Alan Schwartzberg Electric Piano, Piano – Janis IanLead Guitar – Eric WeissbergPiano – Ron FrangipaneRhythm Guitar – Janis Ian, Sal Ditroia.
Acoustic Guitar – Janis Ian (tracks: A2, B2), John Tropea (tracks: A5), Ralph Casale (tracks: A5), Sal Ditroia (tracks: A2. Arranged By – Barry Lazarowitz (tracks: A2, B1), Janis Ian, Richard Davis (2) (tracks: A2, B1), Ron Frangipane (tracks: A2 to A5, B2 to B4). Bass – Don Payne (tracks: A3, A4, B2), Richard Davis (2) (tracks: A2, B1, B3). Bass – Richard Davis (2) (tracks: B5).
I was never one for singing What I really feel Except tonight, I'm bringing Everything I know that's real. People lust for fame Like athletes in a game We break our collarbones And come up swinging.
Her penchant for hauntingly beautiful melodies and incisive lyrics remains at the center of Ian's craft as she weaves an array of uniquely expressive observations with timeless poignancy. She has publicly acknowledged that the introspective title track that opens the album was inspired by Don McLean's "Vincent
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Janis Ian is songwriter, performer, and author with 9 Grammy Nominations. Her songs "At 17" and "Society's Child" are in the Grammy Hall Of Fame. The necklace that went with them (pictured at the top of this page), worn when I accepted my first Grammy, and on the Janis Ian II album cover. Diamond necklace from Janis Ian II album cover - photo Lloyd Baggs