It was reported tonight on the sad news that Nina Simone had passed away, she was 70.
Death of Nina Simone aged 70 By A Correspondent
THE American jazz and blues singer Nina Simone has died at her home near Marseille at the age of 70, her manager announced yesterday. Her death was from natural causes. “It is with great regret and sadness that we announce the death of the legendary jazz singer, the great Nina Simone, this morning at her home in Carry-le-Rouet,” Clifton Henderson said in a statement. Simone, whose raw, smokey voice was known to millions, was born Eunice Waymon in 1933 in Tryon, North Carolina, the sixth of seven children of a poor family.
She began playing piano at the age of four and trained as a classical pianist at the Juilliard School of Music in New York. She began singing while working in a bar in Atlantic City and recorded her first records in the late 1950s, going on to earn the nickname the “High Priestess of Soul”.
Her first hit in Britain was Ain’t Got No . . . I Got Life in 1968 but she is perhaps best known for her interpretation of My Baby Just Cares for Me and her only Top 40 hit in the United States, George Gershwin’s I Loves You Porgy. Check out the tribute posted by kolla, pictures, scans and article just hit read more.