February 23, 2018 / 7:50 AM

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Sharon Jones, Dap-Kings singer and soul revival icon, dies aged 60

American soul singer Sharon Jones died on 18 November aged 60. Jones had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2013. Jones is famed for her role in the soul revival movement with her band the Dap-Kings. Jones sang for decades in gospel bands but fame finally came in 2002 when Dap-Kings released their debut album. Six more albums followed including the Grammy-nominated Give the People What they Want in 2014. On social media, thousands of fans paid tribute to the singer and her incredible voice.



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