Vol II, Issue 20 – At seventeen (15 Nov 2017)

For the love of rock

Vol II, Issue 20 – At seventeen (15 Nov 2017)


 Name of song– At seventeen

Singer- Janis Ian

Album- Between the lines

Writer– Janis Ian

Release year– 1975

Peak chart positions-

          # 1 – Canada RPM adult contemporary

# 1 – US Billboard adult contemporary

# 1 – US Cash Box Top 100

# 3 – US Billboard Hot 100

# 6 – Canada RPM Top Singles

# 18 – Australia Kent Music Report


Special mentions

Grammy Awards – Best Female Pop Vocal Performance (1976)

Grammy Awards Nominations – Record of the year (1976)

Grammy Awards Nominations – Song of the year (1976)


Similar artists– Joni Mitchell, Laura Nyro


At seventeen


Reviewers- Bikash Shrestha/Nirab Kayastha

Although Janis Ian may be an unfamiliar name for the rock fans, her contribution to rock music is definitely worth mentioning. Janis Ian broke into American folk music scene during mid-sixties as a teenager. Most remarkably known as a Grammy Award winner for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1976, she has left an amazing legacy in the musical field. She is a multi talented artist- besides being a poet, a singer as well as a musician; she is also famous as science fiction writer! Her autobiography, “Society’s child” is also equally successful. Although Ian has a low profile life, her contribution to the music world just cannot be ignored.

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