Judy Collins: A Great Song's PowerPlay
It was 1939, and the country was struggling with Depression. The Wizard of Oz was just out. “Over the Rainbow” was a huge hit. And singer Judy Collins was born.
She was named for Judy Garland — “Dorothy” in the movie. Now, at 71, Judy Collins – folk-era icon and pal of Baez, Dylan, Richie Havens – is singing “somewhere over the rainbow” herself.
We speak with Judy Collins about life - and one great classic.
**NOTE: This show was first broadcast July 15, 2010.
Judy Collins, renowned American singer. She has been performing for more than fifty years. Her new album is “Paradise.” She has published a children’s book, “Over the Rainbow,” with lyrics from the classic song.
This program aired on November 25, 2010.