Sharon Jones, Grammy-nominated soul singer, dies at 60

19/11/2016 (Sabah – Turkey): Sharon Jones, a fiery Grammy-nominated soul and funk singer sometimes called the “female James Brown,” has died after losing a battle to pancreatic cancer. She was 60. “She was surrounded by her loved ones, including The Dap-Kings,” her long-time backing band, when she passed away on Friday in Cooperstown, New York, the group said in a statement. Jones had battled cancer since 2013, a fight related in the documentary “Miss Sharon Jones!” that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last year. Jones only achieved fame in middle-age, and had worked as a corrections officer at Rikers Island prison in New York and as a bank guard to make ends meet while seeking a breakthrough in the music industry.That moment came in 1996, when at the age of 40 she was performing as backup singer at a recording session for soul singer Lee Fields…



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