The jazz singer Nina Simone died at the age of 70. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Singer, civil rights activist, pianist, and arranger who worked in many genres, including blues and jazz and who covered “Strange Fruit.” She was nominated for fifteen Grammy Awards over the course of her career.
She married Don Ross in 1958 and, after their divorce in 1960, she remarried Andrew Stroud in 1961. She had a daughter named Lisa Celeste Stroud.
“Did you know that the human voice is the only pure instrument? That it has notes no other instrument has? It’s like being between the keys of a piano. The notes are there, you can sing them, but they can’t be found on any instrument. That’s like me. I live in between this. I live in both worlds, the black and white world.” (Nina Simone)
“I’ll tell you what freedom is to me: no fear. I mean really, no fear!” (Nina Simone)
“It’s an artist’s duty to reflect the times in which we live.” (Nina Simone)
“Sometimes I sound like gravel, and sometimes I sound like coffee and cream.” (Nina Simone)
“To me, we are the most beautiful creatures in the whole world. Black people. And I mean that in every sense.” (Nina Simone)