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Jones performing at Pori Jazz in 2010
|Birth name||Sharon Lafaye Jones|
|Also known as||Lafaye Jones|
|Born||May 4, 1956|
Augusta, Georgia, U.S.
|Origin||New York City, U.S.|
|Died||November 18, 2016 (aged 60)|
Cooperstown, New York, U.S.
|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.
References[change | change source]
- 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.
- @sharonjones (November 18, 2016). "We are deeply saddened to announce Sharon Jones passed away today. More details at sharonjonesandthedapkings.com" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- "Big-voiced Dap-Kings soul singer Sharon Jones dies at 60". Chicago Sun-Times. November 18, 2016. Retrieved November 19, 2016.