Monday, March 09, 2015

Janis Ian - Voice Your Choice

Janis Ian was born Janis Eddy Fink on April 7, 1951 in Brooklyn, New York. While she has not had many appearances on the Billboard charts, her two biggest hits were very impressive.

When she was only 14 in 1965, she wrote Society's Child, a song about interracial relationships, very topical and controversial for the times. When it was released in 1967 it became a Top Twenty hit. Then in 1975 she released At Seventeen, an introspective look back at being 17 years old; and that became a Top Five hit.

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice features her two big hits for your votes. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Society's Child or At Seventeen. I'll play the winner on next week's show.