Wikipedia : This day ( April 21, 2003), in Carry-le-Rouet (France), died Eunice Kathleen Waymon a.k.a. Nina Simone, an American singer, songwriter and pianist
The Official Home of Nina Simone | The High Priestess of Soul : When Nina Simone died on April 21, 2003, she left a timeless treasure trove of musical magic spanning over four decades from her first hit, the 1959 Top 10 classic “I Loves You Porgy,” to “A Single Woman,” the title cut from her one and only 1993 Elektra album.
@Facebook : Needing to support herself while she studied, she generated income by working as an accompanist and giving piano lessons. Auditioning for a job as a pianist in an Atlantic City nightclub, she was told she had the spot if she would sing as well as play.
@last.fm : Her public debut, a piano recital, was made at the age of ten. Her parents, who had taken seats in the front row, were forced to move to the back of the hall to make way for white audience members. This incident contributed to her later involvement in the civil rights movement.
@Discogs : Her repertoire went on to embrace numerous Civil Rights anthems, a movement for which she was a passionate and prominent supporter. She left the US in the 1970s, moving first to Barbados, and some other places, including Africa and the Netherlands, before eventually settling in France where she died from cancer in 2003.
Video : Ne Me Quitte Pas . See Line Woman . A Single Woman (1993) . Fodder In Her Wings (1988) . A Tribute To Billie Holiday (1979) . Moon Over Alabama . Feelings (1976) . Ain’T Got No / I Got Life (1970) .