Nina Simone would have been 85 years-old today.

Happy Birthday: Remembering Nina Simone was originally published on Kissrichmond.com

1. The 12th Annual Rainforest Foundation Concert – Show

The 12th Annual Rainforest Foundation Concert – Show

Dr. Nina Simone during The 12th Annual Rainforest Foundation Concert – Show at Carnegie Hall in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage) color image,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,adult,one woman only,adults only,new york city,music,concert,performance,annual event,nina simone,carnegie hall,the rainforest foundation

2. Nina Simone In Holland

Nina Simone In Holland

MAASTRICHT, NETHERLANDS – 1st NOVEMBER: singer Nina Simone performs at Mecc in Maastricht, Netherlands on 1st November 1993. (photo by Frans Schellekens/Redferns) vertical,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,adult,one woman only,adults only,music,performance,singer,1990-1999,netherlands,nina simone,maastricht

3. Nina Simone

Nina Simone

Nina Simone performs on stage at Bishopstock Music Festival, UK, August 2001. (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images) people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,adult,one woman only,adults only,music,uk,performance,incidental people,nina simone,stage – performance space

4. Nina Simone…

Nina Simone…

LONDON – 8th DECEMBER: Nina Simone appearing on the David Frost TV show, London, 1968. (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images) people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,adult,one woman only,adults only,music,uk,london – england,television show,black and white,archival,appearance,nina simone,1960-1969,december,david frost – broadcaster

5. Nina Simone

Nina Simone

Nina Simone, studio portrait, USA, 1970. (Photo by Gilles Petard/Redferns) vertical,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,usa,adult,one woman only,adults only,portrait,music,headshot,1970-1979,black and white,archival,nina simone,1970

6. Nina Simone

Nina Simone

LONDON – 5th DECEMBER: American singer and pianist Nina Simone (1933-2003) posed at the Hanover Grand in London on 5th December 1968. (Photo by Susie Macdonald/Redferns) vertical,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,adult,one woman only,adults only,portrait,music,uk,london – england,singer,black and white,archival,nina simone,1960-1969,december,pianist

7. Portrait Of Nina Simone

Portrait Of Nina Simone

Portrait of the singer Nina Simone, October 1969. (Photo by Jack Robinson/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,adult,one woman only,adults only,portrait,music,singer,african ethnicity,black and white,archival,square,human interest,nina simone,1960-1969,photograph

8. Nina Simone

Nina Simone

(GERMANY OUT) Nina Simone *21.02.1933-21.04.2003+Sängerin, Jazz, USAPorträt- 1969 (Photo by Yüksel/ullstein bild via Getty Images) vertical,celebrities,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,usa,adult,one woman only,adults only,portrait,music,singer,archival,jazz music,nina simone,1960-1969

9. Nina Simone Portrait Session

Nina Simone Portrait Session

PHILADELPHIA – 1959: Jazz musician Nina Simone poses for a portrait session during a recording session for Colpix Records in 1959 in Phialdelphia, PA. (Photo by Herb Snitzer/Michael Ochs Archive/Getty Images) vertical,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,musician,usa,topix,bestof,waist up,portrait,music,event,archival,jazz music,philadelphia – pennsylvania,1950-1959,nina simone

10. Nina Simone Portrait Session

Nina Simone Portrait Session

NEW YORK – 1959: Jazz musician Nina Simone poses for a portrait backstage at Town Hall in 1959 in New York, NY. (Photo by Herb Snitzer/Michael Ochs Archive/Getty Images) vertical,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,musician,usa,topix,bestof,new york city,waist up,portrait,music,archival,incidental people,jazz music,town hall,1950-1959,nina simone

11. Nina Simone at the Newport Jazz Festival

Nina Simone at the Newport Jazz Festival

(Original Caption) 7/1/1967-Newport, RI- Nina Simone wears a revealing net costume at Newport Jazz Festival. She is shown singing on stage. vertical,microphone,photography,celebrities,people,full length,one person,arts culture and entertainment,strapless,adult,portrait,music,concert,singer,african-american ethnicity,women,archival,microphone stand,jazz music,singing,newport – rhode island,nina simone,1960-1969,temptation,pianist,stage – performance space,jazz festival,jvc jazz festival

12. Nina Simone

Nina Simone

Nina Simone performing at the Beacon Theatre in New York City on May 1, 1993. (Photo by Ebet Roberts/Redferns) vertical,photography,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,usa,new york city,waist up,music,performance,1990-1999,nina simone,beacon theater

13. Singer Nina Simone stands on the steps of Philips record company building at Stanhope Place July 1965

Singer Nina Simone stands on the steps of Philips record company building at Stanhope Place July 1965

Singer Nina Simone stands on the steps of Philips record company building at Stanhope Place July 1965 (Photo by Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images) vertical,photography,people,one person,standing,archival,human interest,pop musician,nina simone,1960-1969

14. Singer Nina Simone stands besides a lampost in Hyde Park before a press reception held at Philips record company buildin

Singer Nina Simone stands besides a lampost in Hyde Park before a press reception held at Philips record company buildin

Singer Nina Simone stands besides a lampost in Hyde Park before a press reception held at Philips record company building at Stanhope Place July 1965 (Photo by Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images)

15. Jazz Singer Nina Simone

Jazz Singer Nina Simone

(Original Caption) Nina Simone, the American female Jazz and Soul singer, 1978. (Photo by © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images) vertical,photography,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,adult,waist up,portrait,singer,african-american ethnicity,women,archival,jazz music,performing arts event,nina simone,pianist

16. The 12th Annual Rainforest Foundation Concert – Show

The 12th Annual Rainforest Foundation Concert – Show

Dr. Nina Simone (Photo by KMazur/WireImage) color image,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,adult,one woman only,adults only,new york city,performance,nina simone

17. Nina Simone At The Beacon Theater

Nina Simone At The Beacon Theater

American musician and Civil Rights activist Nina Simone (born Eunice Kathleen Waymon, 1933 – 2003) performs at the Beacon Theater, New York, New York, May 1, 1993. Guitarist Al Shackman is visible, though out of focus, in the background. (Photo by Jack Vartoogian/Getty Images) people,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,musician,usa,new york city,music,performance,civil rights,two people,black and white,american,activist,jazz music,human interest,nina simone,photograph,beacon theater,t1691751,simone_nina_am93-76-18,al shackman

18. Nina Simone And Daughter

Nina Simone And Daughter

CIRCA 1964: Jazz singer, songwriter and pianist Nina Simone poses with daughter Lisa Celeste Stroud for a Crest toothpaste advertisement circa 1964. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) vertical,arts culture and entertainment,usa,topics,topix,bestof,looking at camera,waist up,portrait,music,singer,females,daughter,jazz music,songwriter,toppics,nina simone,advertisement,crest,toothpaste,pianist,simone – actress,lisa celeste simone

19. Photo of Nina SIMONE

Photo of Nina SIMONE

UNITED STATES – JULY 11: NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL Photo of Nina SIMONE, Nina Simone performing on stage (Photo by David Redfern/Redferns) people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,adult,one woman only,adults only,music,performance,stage,black and white,rhode island,nina simone

20. Photo of Nina SIMONE

Photo of Nina SIMONE

UNITED KINGDOM – JANUARY 01: BBC TV CENTRE Photo of Nina SIMONE (Photo by David Redfern/Redferns) color image,photography,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,adult,one woman only,adults only,music,uk,london – england,center,square,television,nina simone,bbc

21. Nina Simone in the Netflix original documentary “What Happened, Miss Simone?”

Nina Simone in the Netflix original documentary “What Happened, Miss Simone?”

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22. Nina Simone in the Netflix original documentary “What Happened, Miss Simone?”

Nina Simone in the Netflix original documentary “What Happened, Miss Simone?”

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23. Nina Simone

Nina Simone

American singer-songwriter, musician and civil rights activist, Nina Simone (1933 – 2003), Hyde Park, London, 1968. (Photo by David Redfern/Redferns/Getty Images) color image,photography,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,musician,adult,one woman only,adults only,looking at camera,waist up,portrait,music,uk,london – england,singer,outdoors,african-american ethnicity,day,women,american,activist,archival,jazz music,songwriter,hyde park – london,pop musician,nina simone,1960-1969,singer-songwriter,pianist,diry 18759,j1694535,j169453501

24. Singer Nina Simone Dressed in ‘Pharaoh’ Style

Singer Nina Simone Dressed in ‘Pharaoh’ Style

Singer Nina Simone wears a ‘pharaoh-style’ scarf and silk blouse. vertical,photography,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,adult,waist up,singer,african-american ethnicity,women,archival,performing arts event,blouse,nina simone,silk,pianist

25. Jazz Singer Nina Simone

Jazz Singer Nina Simone

(Original Caption) Nina Simone at the Penthouse in the Portman Hotel. Nina Simone, the American Jazz and Soul singer, at the Penthouse in the Portman Hotel in London, 1979. (Photo by © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images) vertical,photography,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,adult,portrait,headshot,singer,studio shot,african-american ethnicity,women,archival,jazz music,performing arts event,nina simone,penthouse,photo shoot,pianist

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