Nina Simone


Nina Simone Brief Biography

Nina Simone (born Eunice Kathleen Waymon; February 21, 1933 - April 21, 2003) was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist who worked in a broad range of musical styles including classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop.

Born in North Carolina, the sixth child of a preacher, Simone aspired to be a concert pianist. With the help of supporters in her hometown of Tryon, North Carolina, she enrolled in the Juilliard School of Music in New York but was unable to continue because of the high fees.

Nina Simone News

• The Almanac for February 21, the 52nd day of 2019
• 'American Idol' recap: 12 of the Top 24 perform solos -- Ada Vox is "here to win," Mara Justine puts spell on judges
• The Almanac for February 21, the 52nd day of 2018
• Bon Jovi and Nina Simone lead 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees



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