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 name Sharon Lafaye Jones
Also known as Lafaye Jones
Born (1956-05-04)May 4, 1956
Augusta, Georgia, U.S.
Origin New York City, U.S.
Died November 18, 2016(2016-11-18) (aged 60)
Cooperstown, New York, U.S.
Occupations Musician
Instruments Vocalist
Years active 1996–2016
Labels Daptone Records
Associated acts Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

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).
  3. "Big-voiced Dap-Kings soul singer Sharon Jones dies at 60". Chicago Sun-Times. November 18, 2016. Retrieved November 19, 2016.