What do you know about the famous performer of jazz and a soul? You can find a lot of facts in this article.
Recently 13 years from the date of death of famous singer have passed. Let's remember some things about her career, private life and how did Nina Simone die.
Nina Simone songs
The singer began her career of the pianist in night clubs of Atlantic City in 1953.
In the early sixties, she prepared the collection of compositions and blues ballads from Broadway musicals. In the late fifties, she has already wrote 10 albums. Simone performed at concerts not only as the singer with surprisingly rich and flexible vocal, but also as pianist, dancer and actress.
In 1965, she released the most successful album, which included her most popular hits were: I Put a Spell on You and Feeling Good.
In 1966 the disk 'Wild is the Wind' was created. These records belonged to pop soul. Some critics began to call the singer a priestess of soul.
Songs from her repertoire were sung also by other performers and became hits. For example, Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood became a rock hit of The Animals group. The famous song The House of the Rising Sun in her performing also became a hit sang by The Animals. The song I Put a Spell on You has influenced on voice parts in the hit Michelle of The Beatles group.
Nina Simone movie
People began to show the documentary ‘What Happened, Miss Simone?’ at world cinema festivals. In winter of this year, it was opened at festival of Sundance. Then it was presented at Berlin festival in the Panorama program.
The movie tells about the star from the moment of her first piano lessons in Northern Carolina to death in 2003. 100 minutes of the chronicle and rare interviews tell what occurred around this grandiose woman.
Nina Simone daughter
The movie also tells about private life of the singer. The woman was exposed to domestic violence from her husband. Nina Simone's daughter remembers how her father could hit Nina. Ten years later Nina Simon used the same method in disputes with daughter when she began to bring up her independently. It is difficult to imagine all what tells the daughter Lisa who acts on Broadway under pseudonym Simone. However, this is true. The woman suffered from heavy depressive frustration. She had to refuse the daughter.
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Nina Simone death
The last years of her life Nina Simone suffered from a breast cancer. It became the reason of her death in April 2003. She died while sleeping in her house in the town of Carry-le-Rue, which is situated on the south of France. She was 70 years old.
Nina Simone quotes
- ‘I don't like rap music in general. I don't think that this is music. It is just blow and percussion.’
- ‘I spent a lot of time pursuing superiority. Now I pursue freedom, and this is more important.’
- ‘There is no excuse for people who don't know who was their hero.’