Review of Sweet Judy Blue Eyes by Judy Collins

'60s singer Judy Collins is back with a revealing new memoir.

By Lynn Schnurnberger

Collins’s third memoir could read like a sensational Who’s Who of the ’60s: She partied with Bob Dylan and Jim Morrison, joined the free-loving Sullivanians and testified at the trial of the Chicago Seven. Instead, her writing is as restrained—and moving—as her signature a cappella version of “Amazing Grace.” Chronicling her growth as a musician as she relives her battle with alcoholism; the suicide of her son, Clark; and her friendly reunion with Stephen Sills four decades after their tumultuous affair, Collins hits the high notes with candor and dignity. (


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First Published October 18, 2011

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