Nina Simone, a North Carolina native, performs at Avery Fisher Hall in New York in 1985. Simone will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland in April.
Nina Simone, a North Carolina native, performs at Avery Fisher Hall in New York in 1985. Simone will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland in April. Rene Perez AP
Nina Simone, a North Carolina native, performs at Avery Fisher Hall in New York in 1985. Simone will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland in April. Rene Perez AP
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of ’18 includes Nina Simone, Bon Jovi and others

December 13, 2017 11:42 AM

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David Menconi
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