Nancy Wilson has died at the age of 81. The jazz singer enjoyed a career that spanned more than five decades as a favourite in both the jazz and pop genres. The Grammy Award-winning star died at her home in Pioneertown, near Joshua Tree, California, on Thursday. The sad news was confirmed by her publicist. Nancy had retired from touring in 2011. She released eight Billboard top 20 albums in the 1960s alone, and enjoyed massive hits with Guess Who I Saw Today and (You Don't Know) How Glad I Am. She was regarded by many as a jazz singer, but Nancy would describe herself as a "song stylist". Nancy collaborated with many artists throughout her long career, including Cannonball Adderley, with whom she made albums Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley, Broadway - My Way, and Lush Life, among others. She won a Grammy in 1965 for How Glad I Am after it was named the best R&B performance. She picked up more Grammy Awards in 2005 and 2007. In 2004, she was handed a Jazz Masters Fellowship by the … [Read more...] about Grammy-winning jazz singer Nancy Wilson dies at 81
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TRIBUTES are pouring in to the legendary singer Nancy Wilson after her death at the age of 81. Here's what we know about the jazz, soul and pop legend, whose extraordinary gift for story-telling captivated millions over six decades in showbiz. What was Nancy Wilson's cause of death? Her manager Devra Hall Levy said Nancy had died peacefully after a long illness at her home in Pioneertown, a California desert community near Joshua Tree National Park, on December 13, 2018. The singer's incredible life began 81 years earlier on February 20, 1937, in Chillicothe, Ohio. She was the first of six children born to Olden Wilson, a supervisor at an iron foundry, and Lilian Ryan, a maid. Nancy began singing at the age of 4, and by the age of ten was the lead singer in a local choir. She cut her first record for Dot Records, but nurtured her talent for a further seven years before she moved to New York in 1959. During her prime she would release three albums in a single year, and used … [Read more...] about What was Nancy Wilson’s cause of death and what were the jazz singer’s best songs?
Nancy Wilson, the Grammy-winning 'song stylist' and torch singer whose polished pop-jazz vocals made her a platinum artist and top concert performer, has died at the age of 81. The artist, who retired from touring in 2011, died after a long illness at her home in Pioneertown, a California desert community near Joshua Tree National Park, her manager and publicist Devra Hall Levy revealed, late on Thursday night. Influenced by Dinah Washington, Nat 'King' Cole and other stars, Wilson covered everything from jazz standards to Little Green Apples and in the 1960s alone released eight albums that reached the top 20 on Billboard's pop charts. Rest in peace: Nancy Wilson, the Grammy-winning 'song stylist' and torch singer whose polished pop-jazz vocals made her a platinum artist and top concert performer, has died at the age of 81 (pictured at the 47th Annual Grammy Awards in 2005) Sometimes elegant and understated, or quick and conversational and a little naughty, … [Read more...] about Grammy award-winning jazz singer Nancy Wilson dies at age 81
Nancy Wilson, the three-time Grammy award-winning musician, has died aged 81 after a long illness, her manager has said. Born in Chillicothe, Ohio, the vocalist made her debut in 1961 with the single "Guess Who I Saw Today", although she recalled in interviews that she first began singing around age 3 or 4. "I have always just sung," she told NPR's Piano Jazz in 1994. "I have never questioned what it is. I thank God for it and I just do it." To the Los Angeles Times she said: "I have a gift for telling stories, making them seem larger than life. I love the vignette, the plays within the song." Join Indpendent Minds For exclusive articles, events and an advertising-free read for just £5.99 €6.99 $9.99 a month Start your free trial Get the best of The Independent With an Independent Minds subscription for just £5.99 €6.99 $9.99 a month Start your free trial Get the best of The Independent Without the ads – for just … [Read more...] about Grammy award winning singer Nancy Wilson has died, aged 81
Nancy Wilson, a three-time Grammy-winning "song stylist" who excelled as a jazz and pop singer, died Thursday, her manager told The Associated Press. She was 81. >> Read more trending news Wilson died after a long illness at her home in Pioneertown, California, Devra Hall Levy, her manager and publicist, said late Thursday. Wilson put 11 songs into Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart during her career, according to IMDb. Her 1964 song, “(You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am” rose to No. 11 on the charts. From March 1964 and June 1965, Wilson placed four albums in Billboard’s Top LP charts. >> Photos: Notable deaths of 2018 Wilson won her first Grammy Award in 1965 for best R&B recording for her album, “How Glad I Am,” according to IMDb. She also won Grammys for her albums “R.S.V.P. (Rare Songs, Very Personal) in 2005, and “Turned to Blue” in 2007. She retired from live performances in … [Read more...] about Nancy Wilson, legendary jazz singer, Grammy winner, dead at 81
LOS ANGELES—Grammy-winning jazz and pop singer Nancy Wilson has died at the age of 81. Her manager, Devra Hall Levy, said late Thursday that Ms. Wilson died peacefully after a long illness at her home in Pioneertown, a California desert community near Joshua Tree National Park. Influenced by Dinah Washington, Nat “King” Cole and other stars,... … [Read more...] about Nancy Wilson, Grammy-Winning Jazz and Pop Singer, Dies at 81