Sharon Jones of retro-soul band the Dap-Kings dies at 60

Sharon Jones of retro-soul band the Dap-Kings dies at 60
 

Sharon Jones, the singer who spearheaded a soul revival movement with her band the Dap-Kings, has died at the age of 60.
Jones died on Friday in a New York hospital after a battle with pancreatic cancer, her representative said.
Despite her powerhouse voice, Jones failed to make a breakthrough for decades until a recording session led to a Dap-Kings album in 2002.
The band later won a Grammy nomination and performed at Glastonbury.
British producer Mark Ronson was among those paying tribute.
He used the Dap-Kings as the backing band for another soul revival star, Amy Winehouse, on her... read more

 
19 November 2016 in World News, Views: 46
Source: BBC
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