Jennifer Warnes

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Jennifer Warnes

American singer, songwriter, arranger, and record producer add

Category: Music

Born in 1947.

Countries: United States (57%), Japan (9%), United Kingdom (9%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Leonard Cohen, Joe Cocker, Up Where We Belong

Linked to: Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, Immaculate Heart College, PBS, Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals




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Jennifer Warnes was born in 1947 add something


In 1968, after a few years with musical theatre and clubs, she signed with Parrot Records and recorded her first LP. That year, she joined the cast of the television show "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" add something


In November 1968, Warnes portrayed the female lead in the Los Angeles, California production of the stage musical "Hair" add something


Leonard Cohen - During 1970s, Cohen toured twice with Jennifer Warnes as a back-up singer


In 1971, she met Canadian songwriter and poet, Leonard Cohen, and the two have remained lifelong friends add something


In 1972, she released her third album, "Jennifer", which was produced by John Cale and was completely unavailable after the LP was deleted until it was finally reissued in Japan in 2013 add something


In 1976 Warnes released an album that contained her breakthrough single, "Right Time of the Night", which hit number 1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart in April 1977 and number 6 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart in May 1977 add something


Her 1979 single, "I Know A Heartache When I See One", was a Top 10 Country hit and reached the Top 20 on both the Pop and Adult Contemporary charts add something


Warnes recorded the song, "It Goes Like It Goes", for the 1979 motion picture, "Norma Rae" add something


Leonard Cohen - The album was supported by Cohen's major tour with the new band, and Jennifer Warnes and Sharon Robinson on the backing vocals, in Europe in late 1979, and again in Australia, Israel and Europe in 1980


Warnes recorded the Randy Newman composition "One More Hour" for the 1981 motion picture "Ragtime" add something


Warnes teamed up with Joe Cocker to record "Up Where We Belong" for the 1982 motion picture "An Officer and a Gentleman" add something


Joe Cocker - In 1982, at the behest of producer Stewart Levine, Cocker recorded the duet "Up Where We Belong" with Jennifer Warnes for the soundtrack of the 1982 film "An Officer and a Gentleman"


Up Where We Belong - It was recorded by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes for the smash 1982 film "An Officer and a Gentleman"


John Denver - In the 1983 finale, Denver was joined on stage by folk-music legend Joan Baez with whom he led an all-star version of "Blowin' in the Wind" and "Let The Sunshine In", joined by such diverse musical icons as Jennifer Warnes, Donna_Summer, and Rick James


In 1985, she recorded vocals for Leonard Cohen's record "Various Positions", getting equal vocals credits with Cohen in the inside booklet add something


After releasing a praised tribute LP of Leonard Cohen's songs in 1987, "Famous Blue Raincoat", to which Cohen contributed two new compositions, "First We Take Manhattan" and "Ain't No Cure for Love", she contributed vocals to Cohen's 1988 hit LP "I'm Your Man", most notably to "Take This Waltz" and "Tower of Song" add something


Warnes teamed with Bill Medley to record " The Time of My Life" for the 1987 motion picture "Dirty Dancing" add something


On September 30, 1987, at the Coconut Grove in Los Angeles, she contributed background vocals for Roy Orbison's star-studded television special "Roy Orbison and Friends, A Black and White Night" add something


Bill Medley - In 1987 his duet with Jennifer Warnes, " The Time of My Life", was included on the "Dirty Dancing" soundtrack album, and the single reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100


Leonard Cohen - " In 1987, Jennifer Warnes's tribute album "Famous Blue Raincoat" helped restore Cohen's career in the US. The following year he released "I'm Your Man," which marked a drastic change in his music


Jackson Browne - Browne performed live and recorded The Beatles song medley "Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight" in 1991 with Jennifer Warnes for the charity album "For Our Children" to benefit the Pediatrics AIDS Foundation


Donald Fagen - In 1992 Jennifer Warnes recorded "Big Noise New York" on her solo album "The Hunter"


In August 2007, the Shout Factory Records label re-released the 20th anniversary edition of "Famous Blue Raincoat", with a 24-page booklet and four additional songs add something


In 2009, she conducted a much awaited tour of the west and northwest, and was in top vocal form singing CD favorites and new material add something


"The Hunter" was re-released in 2009, and "The Well" was re-released in September 2010 add something


In 2010, Warnes started work on a new solo recording of original and cover songs at Capitol Records add something


The title of this album had not been revealed as of June 2010, nor had a release date for it been announced by that time add something


In September 2011, Warnes toured Canada add something


In September - October 2012, she toured selected venues in Canada and the U.S. add something


In 2013, Japanese Reprise finally reissued her legendary third album , making its first appearance on CD. add something


It was stated on her web page that she is working on a new cd produced by Roscoe Beck, to be released in 2015 add something


It was stated on her web page that she is working on a new CD produced by Roscoe Beck, to be released in 2016 add something


As of 2017, Warnes has been recording a new studio release, her first since 2001 add something


The first cut from the new album, "Just Breathe" was released on March 1, 2018 add something


Release date for the new album, "Another Time, Another Place," is May 25, 2018 add something