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Died On This Date (April 21, 2003) Nina Simone / Iconic Jazz Singer

Posted by themusicsover on April 21, 2010

Nina Simone
February 21, 1933 – April 21, 2003

Nina Simone was a vocalist whose style defied categorization. She might have been a jazz singer to one, but another would call her soul. To another, gospel, and yet to another, R&B. but above all, she was just great, having been nominated for a Grammy 15 times. With over 40 studio and live albums to her credit, and as a civil rights activist, she made an indelible contribution to African-American culture. Mary J. Blige, Lauryn Hill and Alicia Keys have all cited her as a major influence. Simone passed away in her home on April 21, 2003 after a long illness.

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