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 £5.99 €6.99 $9.99 a month Start your free trial She initially focused on R&B music, before establishing herself as a gifted “song stylist” of jazz ballads and torch songs in a career that spanned more than five decades. She… Read full this story
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