12/14/18 O&A NYC MILESTONE: Nancy Wilson legendary Song Stylist Dies at 81

Nancy Wilson, song stylist and three-time Grammy-winning artist has died. Wilson passed away peacefully Thursday at her home after a long illness. She was 81. 

Nancy Wilson- Guess Who I Saw Today

She made her debut with her 1961’s single, Guess Who I Saw Today. Wilson’s biggest hit came in 1964 with (You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am, which rose through the charts to the #11 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles. The single earned Wilson her first of three  Grammy Award for best R&B recording. Her repertoire ranged from torch songs to show tunes and pop standards, but she is most associated with jazz. In fact her two other grammys were for jazz records, in 2005 and 2007.

Nancy Wilson – (You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am

After a musical and acting career spanning more than six decades, she retired from live performances in 2011. She wanted “to spend all of her time with her family, especially her grandchildren,” according to her website. Wilson is survived by her three children and five grandchildren. As per Wilson’s wishes, there will be no funeral service. Instead, her family will hold a celebration of her life, most likely in February, the month of her birth.

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  1. She was such a blessed Songstress/ song stylist.
    Her voice, is a national treasure. She’ll be sorely missed. Rest in Peace. Miss Nancy Wilson

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