Sharon Jones

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Sharon Jones
Sharon Jones performing at Pori Jazz in 2010
Jones performing at Pori Jazz in 2010
Background information
Birth nameSharon Lafaye Jones
Also known asLafaye Jones
Born(1956-05-04)May 4, 1956
Augusta, Georgia, U.S.
OriginNew York City, U.S.
DiedNovember 18, 2016(2016-11-18) (aged 60)
Cooperstown, New York, U.S.
Years active1996–2016
LabelsDaptone Records

Sharon Lafaye Jones (May 4, 1956 – November 18, 2016) was an American soul and funk singer. She was the lead singer of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, a soul and funk band based in Brooklyn, New York.[1]

Jones died on November 18, 2016 in Cooperstown, New York of complications from pancreatic cancer, aged 60.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Ryzik, Melena (April 23, 2010). "Music: Playlists. Sharon Jones and Neal Sugarman. From Jameson to Fela Kuti, Preshow Rites of a Soul Band". New York Times. Retrieved September 15, 2015.
  2. @sharonjones (November 18, 2016). "We are deeply saddened to announce Sharon Jones passed away today. More details at" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  3. "Big-voiced Dap-Kings soul singer Sharon Jones dies at 60". Chicago Sun-Times. November 18, 2016. Archived from the original on November 20, 2016. Retrieved November 19, 2016.