Folk Singer Judy Collins

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on June 24, 2007

Q I grew up listening to the music of Judy Collins. What's my favorite folk singer from the 1960s doing today?
—Mark Sutton, Madisonville, Ky.

Collins has captivated many fans with her sweet voice and piercing blue eyes, including musician Stephen Stills—her onetime boyfriend—who wrote the 1969 Crosby, Stills & Nash classic "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" about Collins and her baby blues. Now 67, she continues to tour with a hit parade of trademark songs, including "Send in the Clowns," "Someday Soon" and "Both Sides Now." When not making music, she campaigns passionately for suicide prevention. Her new self-help book, The Seven T's: Finding Hope and Healing in the Wake of Tragedy, was sparked by her 33-year-old son's self-inflicted death in 1993.