Dinah Washington – American blues singer Dinah Washington was described by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the most popular black female recording artist of the 1950s. The famous singer was only 39 when she died from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs on December 14, 1963. Here, we take a look at her life and the music she left behind:
Dinah Washington – Born Ruth Lee Jones and raised in Chicago, Washington made her break by singing in nightclubs and theaters when she was a young girl. Here, she performs at the Chateau Gardens in New York City on September 5, 1952.
Dinah Washington – Having been married seven times, Washington sang with gripping power and conviction, knowing what it was to have loved and lost.