A topical songwriter who came to prominence in the '60s when she was at an age at which most people retire, Malvina Reynolds
is best known as the author of the satirical song "Little Boxes," which was Pete Seeger
's only pop singles hit in 1964. She also wrote "What Have They Done to the Rain," a hit for the Searchers
in 1965. Her songs also have been covered by Joan Baez
, Judy Collins
, and others. Reynolds
herself recorded for Columbia (Malvina Reynolds Sings the Truth), Folkways (Another Country Heard From), and her own Cassandra label. She also wrote children's songs and material for the TV show Sesame Street.