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Soul Singer, Linda Jones Death At 27

Tweet Linda Jones died at 27 years and 91 days old on March 14, 1972. Her death was attributed to complications from diabetes which she had suffered from since childhood. Jones was in many ways the epitome of the American female soul singer, with a range and power that made her recordings dramatic, passionate, painful, and cathartic. Her musical style was many years ahead of the times in the genre of R&B, being much more similar to modern singers in her melismatic and histrionic vocalizations and treatments. Unfortunately, she was cut down just when it looked like she might have … Continue reading

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