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Jeffrey Lambert

Memorial created 06-4-2008 by
Jeffrey Lambert
Laura Rachel Allan
February 1 1952 - May 19 2008

Nadine Lambert and her daughter Laura Allan

This online memorial was created in loving memory of Laura Allan, whose life story is told throughout this memorial website. Please sign Laura's guest book and let us know you came to visit. We will remember Laura forever.

One of Laura's original songs, "Gather Together" will be part of a new album released by the Fairfax Street Choir. More information can be found at: www.choralisrecords.com. (updated 8/28/2013)

June 6th Obituary in SF Chronicle and Marin Independent:

LAURA RACHEL ALLAN, Feb 1st , 1952 May 19th , 2008  

LAURA LEFT US ON MAY 19, 2008 AFTER A BRAVE, HALF-YEAR BATTLE WITH CANCER. SINCE HER CHILDHOOD, LAURA ALLAN WAS ALWAYS AN ENTERTAINER. VIVACIOUS, MUSICALLY TALENTED, BLOND-HAIRED AND ATHLETIC IN HER YOUTH, LAURA LOVED TO SING AND PLAY MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS AND LATER MADE BEAUTIFUL DULCIMERS AND ZITHERS FOR HER OWN USE AND FOR OTHERS INCLUDING DAVID CROSBY AND JONI MITCHELL. MANY PEOPLE FIRST BECAME AWARE OF LAURA'S MUSICIANSHIP WITH HER ZITHER PLAYING ON DAVID CROSBY'S NOW-CLASSIC ALBUM IF I COULD ONLY REMEMBER MY NAME. LIVING IN MARIN COUNTY IN HER LATE ADOLESCENCE SHE JOINED THE FAIRFAX STREET CHOIR AND HER MANY LIVE PERFORMANCES WITH THIS GROUP LEAD TO HER LATER BECOMING AN OPENING ACT FOR DAVID CROSBY AND GRAHAM NASH. HER FIRST L.A. RECORDED NATIONAL MAJOR LABEL ALBUM LAURA ALLAN WAS RELEASED ON ELEKTRA RECORDS IN 1978, FOLLOWED TWO YEARS LATER BY REFLECTIONS. HOLD ON TO YOUR DREAMS AND TELEGRAPH WERE RELEASED IN THE '90S UNDER THE PRIVATE SKYLINE ENTERTAINMENT LABEL; DREAMS WOULD BECOME A BEST SELLER IN ASIA. IN 2006 LAURA WAS FEATURED ON STARCROSSED WHICH BROUGHT HER TALENT TO AUDIENCES IN EUROPE AS WELL. LAURA AND HER HALF BROTHER JEFFREY TRAGICALLY LOST THEIR MOTHER, NADINE MURPHY LAMBERT, A UC BERKELEY PROFESSOR AND SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST IN MAY OF 2006. LAURA LEAVES BEHIND JEFFREY LAMBERT OF BERKELEY, HALF BROTHER AARON ALLAN OF TOPANGA, AND MANY TREASURED FRIENDS AND ACQUAINTANCES WHO SAW HER AS A FREE SPIRITED AND TOTALLY COMPLETE TALENT WITH HER OWN CREATIVE DETAIL THAT WAS UNPARALLELED IN QUALITY AND STYLE. LAURA SIMPLY WISHED TO ENTERTAIN THOSE WHO WISHED TO BE ENLIGHTENED BY HER BEING. WE WILL ALL MISS HER.
 

 Laura's "Your Christmas Day" promo CD now on EBay http://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/221952887455 

 

 

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