In memoriam: Nina Simone
February 21, 1933 – April 21, 2003
We remember Nina Simone today. Born Eunice Kathleen Waymon; February 21, 1933 – April 21, 2003, was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement. Simone employed a broad range of musical styles including classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop.
Simone recorded more than forty albums, mostly between 1958, when she made her debut with Little Girl Blue, and 1974, and had a hit in the United States in 1958 with „I Loves You, Porgy”. R.I.P. Nina.