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- Nina Simone is inducted into Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Famehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01bh8nf.jpg2013-06-16T20:00:00ZRadio 2 listener Jim MacMillan from Beccles in Suffolk nominates Nina Simone for a place in Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Fame on Radio 2http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/2944824d-4c26-476f-a981-be849081942f?clipfocus=p01bh8ngSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 1 min
Nina Simone is inducted into Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Fame
- Zawe Ashton - Music That Made Mehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02chpk7.jpg2012-07-28T04:00:00ZZawe Ashton, aka Vod from Fresh Meat, is Annie's guest on Music That Made Me.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/2944824d-4c26-476f-a981-be849081942f?clipfocus=p00wc2rdSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 20 mins
Zawe Ashton - Music That Made Me
- Nina Simone - Jazz House Pocket Legendhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cfc47.jpg2012-02-29T00:00:19ZIn the week she would have turned 79, Stephen Duffy celebrates vocalist Nina Simone in this week's pocket legend.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/2944824d-4c26-476f-a981-be849081942f?clipfocus=p00pkyjdSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 11 mins
Nina Simone - Jazz House Pocket Legend
- Jazz Library - Nina Simonehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c8cny.jpg2011-03-24T00:00:00ZAlyn Shipton and Gwyneth Herbert select highlights from the catalogue of Nina Simone.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/2944824d-4c26-476f-a981-be849081942f?clipfocus=p00g3rqwSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 37 mins
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Nina Simone (born Eunice Kathleen Waymon; February 21, 1933 – April 21, 2003) was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist. She worked in a broad range of musical styles including classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop.
The sixth child of a preacher's family in North Carolina, Simone aspired to be a concert pianist. Her musical path changed direction after she was denied a scholarship to the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, despite a well-received audition. "Simone said she later found out from an insider at Curtis that she was denied entry because she was black." To fund her continuing musical education and become a classical pianist, she began playing in a small club in Philadelphia where she was also required to sing. She was approached by Bethlehem Records, and her rendition of "I Loves You, Porgy" was a hit in the United States in 1958. Over the length of her career Simone recorded more than 40 albums, mostly between 1958, when she made her debut with Little Girl Blue, and 1974.