February 27, 2012
Nicolette Larson was a noted session singer having supported such artists as Van Halen, Linda Ronstadt, and Neil Young. It was a Neil Young song that brought her solo success.
She turned his “Lotta Love” into a pop classic. It reached number eight on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart and number one on the Adult Contemporary Chart.
She placed three more songs on the Singles Chart and continued her session work. She would pass away from a cerebral edema at the age of 45.
October 19, 2011
Nicolette Larson produced a number of smooth pop/rock songs during her career but none so good or popular as “Lotta Love.”
It was a song Neil Young gave to her after she had worked with him on his AMERICAN STARS & BARS album. Its always interesting to compare his stark rendition to her up-beat, fun-filled in take on the song.
“Lotta Love” reached number 8 on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart and Topped their Adult Contemporary Chart for one week.
She passed away during 1997 at the age of 45. Any of her pop albums are worth exploring.