In this June 27, 1985, file photo, Nina Simone performs at Avery Fisher Hall in New York. Simone is among first-time nominees on the ballot for induction next year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In this June 27, 1985, file photo, Nina Simone performs at Avery Fisher Hall in New York. Simone is among first-time nominees on the ballot for induction next year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Rene Perez AP
In this June 27, 1985, file photo, Nina Simone performs at Avery Fisher Hall in New York. Simone is among first-time nominees on the ballot for induction next year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Rene Perez AP
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