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Nicolette Larson

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. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi
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gonzoray
Time Fly's!!! Missing her soothing voice. Rest in Peace!
I love you, RIP
I love u nicolette
I loved Nicolette Larson! Rest in Peace angel.
One of my favorite songs of all times !!
Great song and voice!
4xenophon
I met her at Gabes Guitar shop in Los Angeles when she was 6 months pregnant with her little girl Elsie. I had always wanted to meet her and when I finally did, I was more impressed than ever because she was so sweet and friendly. She was my favorite singer. I cried many tears when I learned of her death. I collected all of her albums and CD's. Miss her very much.
I love this song and I loved her.What a wonferful voice,and a great job on a Neil Young song. Miss her alot. Robbnestt
why don't you play nicolette Larson on the "nicolette larson station?
I SAW HER LIVE AT THE PALOMINO CLUB AS SHE OPENED FOR RICKY NELSON, SHORTLY THEREAFTER THEY WERE BOTH GONE! A BITTERSWEET MEMORY FOR ME. MEETING BOTH OF THEM MADE FOR QUITE A THRILLING FOR ME AND MY WIFE, WHO ALSO HAS PASSED ON. GOD BLESS THEIR SOULS
Loved her music! Saw her in LA in the late 70s she was fantastic!
did she sing a duet with neil young of lotta love
shelley4428
I loved her angelic voice and face, and was so saddened to hear of her untimely passing. It makes me so sad that someone so talented had to struggle for so long, when now, so many untalented "singers" make it. If ony American Idol had been around for her......... . . . . . . . .
bevbevan
I met this lovely and talented young woman in 1975 when I was working at an FM radio station in Los Angeles and was really attracted to her charm and sense of humor. That she was a versatile and gifted singer became apparent to a larger audience a few years later when she sang Neil Young's "Lotta Love" and took it to the top of the charts.
Gone far too soon, she will be missed. God bless you, Nickie.
what a shame, she was so young. Life is so so short, Put GOD first in all things. DO all things as unto the LORD. I loved her songs and her voice. She was very talented.
Just a beautiful song and person..RIP! !
Gasp... she died eleven years ago!!!??

That alone makes her classic 'Lotta Love' just that much more precious and endearing.

Thank you Nicolette
After reading the heart string pulling tribute to Eva Cassady, I was surprised at the lack of information on Nicollete's untimely passing due a brain tumor. Also, where is Nick of Time and her other albumns? Nick of Time got me through a tough divorce in 1994. The girl deserves better and you can do better.
I always like Nicolette, she did a lot of things for the troops and through the USO. It really sadened me when I learned of her death. I do and always will remember her
What a voice,came up the hard way by singing back up but for alot of the best bands there ever was, Just when everything started to come together Fate took Her away from music and us,With Her best work still ahead!

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