Chanteuse Country US née le 17 juillet 1952 à Helena (Montana). Nicolette Larson est décédée le 16 décembre 1997.

After working as a backup vocalist for several country-rock acts and serving as a member of Commander Cody's Lost Planet Airmen for several years during the mid-'70s, vocalist Nicolette Larson launched a solo career in the late '70s. Initially, Larson followed the sound of laid-back Californian country-rock, which resulted in a Top Ten pop hit in 1979 with "Lotta Love." In the years following the success of "Lotta Love," Larson continued to mine the soft rock California sound, eventually leaving it behind for country music in the mid-'80s. During the course of the '80s, she racked up a number of country hits before moving into semi-retirement.
Born in Montana, Nicolette Larson and her family eventually settled in Kansas City. Following her high-school graduation, she moved out to San Francisco, where she began working on the Golden Gate Country/Bluegrass Festival. While she was working the festival, she met a number of musicians, who were all impressed by her voice and encouraged her to pursue a professional musical career. Larson followed their advice, joining David Nichtern and the Nocturnes, playing clubs around the Bay Area. Eventually, she came to the attention of Commander Cody & the Lost Planet Airmen, who invited her to sing on their 1975 album, Tales From the Ozone. Following its release, Larson toured with the band, and over the next three years, she sang on two of the group's albums -- Rock 'n' Roll Again and Flying Dreams -- in addition to touring with the band.
Around the same time as she began singing with Commander Cody, Larson moved to Los Angeles, where she began singing as a studio musician. Over the next four years, she appeared on numerous albums by country and rock musicians, including records by Neil Young, Linda Ronstadt, Hoyt Axton, Guy Clark, Jesse Winchester, Emmylou Harris, Jesse Colin Young, John Stewart, the Doobie Brothers, Rodney Crowell, and Graham Nash. In 1978, she signed a record contract with Warner Brothers, releasing her first single, a cover of Young's "Lotta Love," at the end of the year. "Lotta Love" became a huge hit, reaching number eight on the pop charts, helping to send her debut album, Nicolette, into gold status. Though Nicolette and "Lotta Love" were hits right out of the box, she wasn't able to replicate her success, as "Rhumba Girl" stalled at number 47, which also happened to be the peak chart position of her second album, In the Nick of Time. The album did spawn a hit with the Top 40 "Let Me Go, Love," a duet with Michael McDonald, but her third album, Radioland (1980), was largely ignored.
Following one other attempt at pop success with 1982's All Dressed Up & No Place to Go and the single "I Only Want to Be With You," Larson retreated from the mainstream and starred in the country musical Pump Boys and Dinettes. Larson received positive reviews for her performance, which led to a record contract with MCA in 1983. On the basis of her performance, the Academy of Country Music named her the Best New Female Vocalist in 1984, even though she had yet to have any country hits. Larson finally released a country album in 1985 with ...Say When, but the record didn't live up to its hype. Though it was critically acclaimed, the album was far from a commercial success, with only one single, "Only Love Will Make It Right," reaching the Top 50, yet the record was strong enough for Cash Box to name Larson the Best New Female Vocalist of the year.
Larson finally broke into the country charts in 1986 when "That's How You Know When Love's Right," a duet with Steve Wariner, climbed into the Top Ten and stayed in the charts for five months. "That's How You Know When Love's Right" was drawn from Rose of My Heart, which performed respectably. However, Larson didn't choose to follow the album up with another country record. In 1987, she recorded an album, Shadows of Love, in Italy, and in the next year, she began pursuing an acting career. In 1988, she appeared on Family Reunion, a black gospel television show and the Arnold Schwarzenegger/Danny DeVito comedy Twins, as well as the television series Throb. During the early '90s, she began touring with singers Valerie Carter and Lauren Wood, and the trio went on a USO tour. In 1994, she released a children's album titled Sleep Baby Sleep. Larson died on December 16, 1997.

http://www.nicolettelarson.com/

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Talents : Singer, Songwriter, Guitar, Actress

Style musical : Country-Pop, Country Rock, Urban Cowboy

https://youtu.be/znppKftGfl0

Années en activité :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

10/1978 SP WARNER BROS. WBS-8664 (US) . Lotta Love / Angels Rejoiced
1978 SP 12" 33t. WARNER BROS. WBS-8664 PRO-A-781 (US) (promo) Lotta Love / You Send Me
03/1979 SP WARNER BROS. 17303 (DE) Lotta Love / Angels Rejoiced
1979 SP WARNER BROS. W 17303 (I) Lotta Love / Angels Rejoiced
04/1979 SP WARNER BROS. WBS-8795 (US) . Rhumba Girl / Last In Love
04/1979 SP WARNER BROS. WBS-8828 (US) . Minute By Minute (Doobie Brothers) / Sweet Feelin' (Doobie Brothers with Nicolette Larson)
06/1979 SP WARNER BROS. WBS-8851 (US) . Give A Little / Mexican Divorce
1979 SP WARNER BROS. P-374W (JAP) Lotta Love / The Angels Rejoiced Last Night
1979 SP WARNER BROS. P-407W (JAP) Rhumba Girl / Last In Love
06/1979 SP WARNER BROS. WB 17 411 (DE) Minute By Minute (Doobie Brothers) / Sweet Feelin' (Doobie Brothers with Nicolette Larson)
1979 SP WARNER BROS. P-432W (JAP) Minute By Minute (Doobie Brothers) / Sweet Feelin' (Doobie Brothers with Nicolette Larson)
1979 SP WARNER BROS. P-448W (JAP) Give A Little / Mexican Divorce
12/1979 SP WARNER BROS. WBS-49130 (US) Let Me Go Love / Trouble
02/1980 SP WARNER BROS. WBS-49172 (US) Dancin' Jones / Just In The Nick Of Time
1980 SP WARNER BROS. WB 17.534 (NL) Dancin' Jones / Let Me Go, Love
06/1980 SP WARNER BROS. WBS-49520 (US) . Back In My Arms / Just In The Nick Of Time
1980 SP WARNER BROS. GWB-0384 (US) . Give A Little / Lotta Love
01/1981 SP WARNER BROS. WBS-49666 (US) . Ooo-Eee / Straight From The Heart
1981 SP WARNER BROS. W 17759 (I) Ooo-Eee / Straight From The Heart
1981 SP WARNER BROS. WB 17.762 (US) Ooo - Eee/ Tears, Tears And More Tears
04/1981 SP WARNER BROS. WBS-49710 (US) . When You Came Around / How Can We Go On
06/1981 SP WARNER BROS. WBS-49763 (US) . Radio Land / How Can We Go On
09/1981 SP WARNER BROS. WBS-49820 (US) . Arthur's Theme / Fool Me Again
1981 SP WARNER BROS. K 56930 (US) Fool Me Again / Same
03/1982 SP WARNER BROS. K 17892 (UK) Fool Me Again / Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do [instr.]) (Original Soundtrack)
06/1982 SP WARNER BROS. 7-29948 (US) I Only Want To Be With You / How Can We Go On
01/1985 SP MCA MCA-52528 (US) . Only Love Make It Right / Blow On, Chilly Wind
05/1985 SP MCA MCA-52571 (US) . When You Get A Little Lonely / I Just Keep Falling In Love
09/1985 SP MCA MCA-52653 (US) . Building Bridges / You Were The One
02/1986 SP MCA MCA-52797 (US) . Let Me Be The First / If I Didn't Love You
05/1986 SP MCA MCA-52839 (US) . That's How You Know When Love's Right (with Steve WARINER) / As An Eagle Stirreth Her Nest
09/1986 SP MCA MCA-52937 (US) . That's More About Love / Captured By Love
1988 SP ? (US) Let Me Be The One / Where Did I Get These Tears

Albums

1978 LP 12" WARNER BROS. BSK-3243 (US) NICOLETTE - Lotta Love / Rhumba Girl / You Send Me / Can't Get Away From You / Mexican Divorce / Baby Don't You Do It / Give A Little / Angels Rejoyced / French Waltz / Come Early Mornin' Last In Love
1979 LP 12" WARNER BROS. BSK-3370 (US) IN THE NICK OF TIME - Dancin' Jones / Just In The Nick Of Time / Let Me Go Love / Rio De Janeiro Blue / Breaking Too Many Hearts / Back In My Arms / Fallen, Daddy / Isn't It Always Love / Trouble
1979 LP 12" WARNER BROS. 103 (US) (promo) THE WARNER BROS. MUSIC SHOW - Clear Light / Give A Little / Come Early Morning / French Waltz / Mexican Divorce / Last In Love / You Send Me / Lotta Love / Rhumba Girl / Baby, Don't You Do It
1979 LP 12" Excitable Recordworks 4505-1 (US) BRING BACK THE STROLL - Clear Light / Give A Little / Come Early Mornin' / French Waltz / Mexican Divorce / Last In Love / You Send Me / Lotta Love / Rhumba Girl / Baby, Don't You Do It
1980 LP 12" WARNER BROS. BSK-3502 (US) RADIO LAND - Radioland / Ooo-Eee / How Can We Go On / When You Come Around / Tears Tears And More Tears / Straight From The Heart / Been Gone Too Long / Fool For Love / Long Distance Love
1982 LP 12" WARNER BROS. BSK-3678 (US) ALL DRESSED UP AND NO PLACE TO GO - I'll Fly Away (Without You) / I Only Want To Be With You / Just Say I Love You / Nathan Jones / I Want You So Bad / Two Trains / Love Sweet Love / Say You Will / Talk To Me / Still You Linger On
1985 LP 12" MCA 5556 (US) ...SAY WHEN - When You Get A Little Lonely / Say When / Building Bridges / Only Love Will Make It Right / I Just Keep Falling In Love / Break Away / Blow On Chilly Wind / Dancin' Round And Round / You Were The One / You Can't Say
1986 LP 12" MCA 5719 (US) ROSE OF MY HEART - I Won't Give Up / That's How You Know When Love's Right / If Only For One Night / If I Didn't Love You / As An Eagle Stirreth Her Nest / Let Me Be The First / Captured By Love / Rose Of My Heart / That's More About Love / You're Running Wild
1988 LP 12" CGD ‎CGD 20734 (I) SHADOWS OF LOVE - Love's Light / Stay With Me Tonight / Work On It / Let Me Be The One / Love Hurts / Rebel In The Rain / Where Did I Get These Tears / Shadows Of Love
1991 CD HALLELUJAH 006 (US) BERNIE LEADON & NICOLETTE LARSON - LIVE AT MIELPARGUE HALL, TOKYO, JAPAN, JUNE 15, 1991 - Portrait Of A Desperate Man (Bernie LEADON) / Where's My Lover (Bernie LEADON) / I Like To Breathe Free (Shuffle) (Bernie LEADON) / Bitter Creek (Bernie LEADON) / I'll Love You Always (Bernie LEADON) / Walk Don't Run (Bernie LEADON) / Tonight (Nicolette LARSON) / Lotta Love (Nicolette LARSON) / The Loner (Nicolette LARSON) / Rhumba Girl (Nicolette LARSON) / Rio De Janeiro Blue (Nicolette LARSON) / Heartache (Nicolette LARSON) / Baby, Don't You Do It (Nicolette LARSON)
05/1994 CD SONY / WONDER CK-57672 (US) SLEEP BABY SLEEP - Welcome To The World / Oh Bear / Starlight, Starbright / Irish Lullaby / Barefoot Floors / Appalachian Lullaby / I Bid You Goodnight / Moon And Me / Rock-A-Bye (Mallory's Song) / Rocking My Baby To Sleep / Moment I Saw You
08/1999 CD RHINO 75833 (US) THE VERY BEST OF NICOLETTE LARSON - Lotta Love / Rhumba Girl / Give A Little / Angels Rejoiced / French Waltz / Baby Don't You Do It / Let Me Go Love / Radioland / Ooo-Eee / Fool Me Again / I Only Want To Be With You / Two Trains / Only Love Will Make It Right / Let Me Be The First / That's How You Know When Love's Right / Irish Lullaby.
2006 CD RHINO Handmade ‎RHM2 7736 (US) LIVE AT THE ROXY -  Clear Light / Give A Little / Come Early Morning / French Waltz / Mexican Divorce / Last In Love / You Send Me / Lotta Love / Rhumba Girl / Baby, Don't You Do It
06/2012 CD Raven RVCD 348 (US) ...Say When / Rose of My Heart - When You Get A Little Lonely / Say When / Building Bridges / Only Love Will Make It Right / I Just Keep Falling In Love / Break Away / Blow On Chilly Wind / Dancin' 'Round And 'round / You Were The One / You Can't Say (You Don't Love Me Anymore) / I Won't Give Up / That's How You Know When Love's Right / If Only For One Night / If I Didn't Love You / As An Eagle Stirreth Her Nest / Let Me Be The First / Captured By Love / Rose Of My Heart / That's More About Love (Than I Wanted To Know) / You're Running Wild / One Bright Star (This Christmas Night)

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