This story first aired on November 28, 2011.

Judy Collins

(Photo by Shervin Lainez)

Legendary folk singer Judy Collins has written her autobiography. She’s been booked solid with interviews about her long career, her struggles with alcoholism, and her politics which, especially in the Vietnam era, were closely tied to her music. Today, though, we’re going to focus on her formative years in Colorado. She writes a lot about them in this new book, “Sweet Judy Blue Eyes: My Life in Music.”