Born in North Carolina, the sixth child of a preacher, Simone aspired to be a concert pianist… With the help of a few supporters in her hometown of Tryon, North Carolina, she signed up for the Juilliard's music school in New York.
I never changed.
I never changed my hair.
I never changed my color.
I have always been proud of myself.
And my fans are proud of me for staying the way I always have been.
By, Nina Simone