The Nina Simone Database
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February 21, at six in the morning Eunice Kathleen Waymon is born in Tryon (North Carolina, US).
Eunice became the official pianist of the Methodist Chapel of Tryon and began to attend school for black children.
Eunice and two sisters formed the Waymon Sisters Group and performed in church and outside functions.
Mrs Miller pays Eunice's first piano lesson with Mrs Muriel Mazzanovich ("Miss Mazzy") wife of artist Lawrence Mazzanovich (1872-1959).
Eunice Waymon, age 8.

Tryon Colored School.
April 26: Eunice, age 10, gave her first piano recital at the Town Hall Tryon.
May 15: Eunice, age 10, played music at Tryon's Community Choir.

September: Eunice, age 12, entered the Allen High School of Asheville (North Carolina, US).
November 8: Eunice, age 13, played music at C. M. E. Church Autumn Bazar.
August 22: Eunice, age 14, played music at St. Luke Junior Choir.

Eunice, age 16, at Allen High School Auditorium.
June: Eunice, age 17, graduated.
July 3 - August 11: after graduation Eunice attends Juilliard School of Music, New York (New York, US), to prepare for Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, US).
August: Eunice's familiy moves to Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, US); examination for admission to the Curtis Institute of Music.
September: Eunice is rejected from Curtis Institute.
Eunice worked as a pianist for Arlene Smith, a voice teacher; takes piano lessons with Vladimir Sokhaloff.
February 19: Recital in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, US) at New Center Auditorium.

[BIC, p. 14]
June: Eunice takes a job as singer-pianist in Atlantic City (New Jersey, US) at the Midtown Bar and Grill and  decide to use the stage name Nina Simone. 
June: Nina returns in Atlantic City (New Jersey, US) at Midtown Bar and Grill. Meet Ted Axelrod.

[NC, p. 66]
Performance in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, US) at Poquessing Club.
Nina made a demo records released as a bootleg Starring Nina Simone in 1964; the recording was the subject of a lawsuite; see Bootleg.
June: Nina returns in Atlantic City (New Jersey, US) at Midtown Bar and Grill.
Recording in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, US) or Atlantic City (New Jersey, US) released as Gifted and Black by Andy Stroud in 1970.
Spring: Nina played in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, US) at Queen Mary Room in the Rittenhouse Hotel.
Performance in New Hope (Pennsylvania, US) at Playhouse Inn.
[See below short biography 17 August 1959]
December: first recording session with Bethlehem (13 hours, 14 songs).
Precise date is not known, but it was in the late fall (December?) of 1957.
Solo performance in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania, US) at Syria Mosque Center.
[see Early Reflections On Seeing the Duke Ellington Orchestra And Other Artists : Pittsburgh PA, 1958-1961]
December: Billboard December 1958, under "New Releases" report 1st Nina's LP.
The album was in fact scheduled September 1958 and was finally released in February, 1959.
End year:  Marries with Don Ross in Philadelphia. 
 Nina moves to New York. 
[BIC, p. 15]
February: LP Little Girl Blue (Bethlehem) released.

[Autobio, Calla]
March 16:Billboard review of Nina's LP.
April:  Nina signs with Colpix,  a division of Columbia Pictures. See first recording session details.
April 17-23: Share a bill with Lee Morgan, Al Hibbler, Buddy Rich big band in New York, Manhattan (New York, US) at Apollo.
[NYAN 4/18/1959 and this web page].
May 11: Performance in New York (New York, US) at Village Gate.


June 22: Single I Loves You Porgy (Bethlehem 11021) enter R&B US charts at #30.
July 14-19: Performance in New York (New York, US) at Village Vanguard see review.
[Billboard 20 July 1959, p. 32, theconcertdatabase]
July: LP The Amazing (Colpix) released.

August 9: Performance in Chicago (Illinois, US) at Playboy Jazz Festival.

August 17: Short biography on Billboard.

August 31: Billboard reports 1st Nina's LP with Colpix.

September 12: Debut concert at Town Hall (New York, US).
September 21: Single I Loves You Porgy (Bethlehem 11021) reaches position 2 on Billboard R&B charts:

October: Performance in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, US) at Showboat.
[BL p. 97]
October 12: King Commercial on Billboard.
October: Re-recording session for Town Hall.
November 12: Performance at Hollywood (California, US) Interlude.
December 2: Performance in Chicago (Illinois, US) at Blue Note.
December 5: Performance in Chicago (Illinois, US) at Playboy's Penthouse.
December 17: Performance in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania, US) at Town House.
December: LP At Town Hall (Colpix) released.

December 30: Performing in New York (New York, US) at the Copacabana for five day.
Performance in Washington (DC, US) at Casino Royal.
December: Ebony December has an article about Nina.
Performance at NBC Garroway "today" Show.
[Sepia, October 1960]
February: Times feature an article about Nina.
March: LP And Her Friends (Bethlehem) released.

[Autobio, Calla]
May 8: Guest star at Ed Sullivan Show.
June 30: Concert in Newport (Rhode Island, US) at 5th Jazz Festival.
August 20: Concert in Detroit (Michigan, US) at 2nd Annual Detroit Jazz Festival, Michigan State Fairgrounds.
August 26: Concert in Wakefield (Massachusetts, US) at Jazz Festival at Pleasure Island.
LP At Newport (Colpix) released.

September 5: single Nobody Knows You / Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair hit US charts (peak position on charts: 93; weeks on charts: 2).
September 11: Guest star at Ed Sullivan Show.
[CD The Sullivan Years liner notes,]
October: Sepia magazine feature an article about Nina and her husband Don Ross.
October 21: Concert in New York (New York, US) at Hunter College.
December 8: Performance in New York (New York, US) at Village Gate [Sylvie]
 Nina get divorced with Don Ross. 
January: single Trouble in Mind / Cotton Eyed Joe hit Top 10 R&B US chart.
January 17: Concert in New York (New York, US) at Village Vanguard.

February 10: Concert in New York, Harlem (New York, US) at Apollo Theater.

[Sylvie, NC p.107]
February 18: Concert in Chapel Hill (North Carolina, US) at the University of North Carolina.
[NC p. 109]
March (?): Recording session for LP Forbidden Fruit.
March: Two-week job in Manhattan East Side at Roundtable [NC p. 110];   Nina meets Andy Stroud 
[BIC, NC p. 113]
March 6: LP At Newport hit US charts (Pop # 23)
April: Concert in New York (New York, US) at The Village Gate for LP At Village Gate.
May 21: Concert in New York (New York, US) at Carnegie Hall with Myriam Makeba.
June: LP Forbidden Fruit (Colpix) released.

[Calla, NC p.386]
July 7: Concert in New York (New York, US) at Channel 13 WNTA with Oscar Brown, sponsor CORE.
[Freedom Sounds]
July:  Seventeen days in hospital affected by polio. 
[NC p. 114]
August 6: Concert in Detroit at 3rd American Jazz Festival, Cobo Arena.
[NC p. 115, theconcertdatabase]
August 13: Broadcast of CBS Camera Three devoted to Nina.
December 4:  Nina marries with Andy Stroud. 
[Autobio, BIC p. 14]
December 20-30: Ten days in Lagos (Nigeria) for a series of concerts with Randy Weston, Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, Lionel Hampton under AMSAC (American Society of Africal Culture) sign.
Studio session for a New York City Television.
Recording session for LP Sings Ellington.
 Andy Stroud become Nina's manager;  Stroud Production, Ninandy Music.
 Nina buy a house in Mont Vernon ($ 37000). 
January 21 (Septembre 61?): Concert in New York (New York, US) at Village Gate.

January 26: Concert in New York, Harlem (New York, US) at Apollo Theater, sponsor NALC (Negro American Labor Council).
[Freedom Sounds]
May: LP At the Village Gate (Colpix) released.

August: LP Sings Ellington (Colpix) released.

[Calla, BL]
September 12:  Lisa Celeste Stroud is born. 
November 25: Performance at CBS Camera Three.
[NC p.131]
January:  Cruise to Acapulco, Messico. 
April 12:  Martin Luther King arrested and jailed in Birmingham (Alabama, US). 
First solo Concert in New York (New York, US) at Carnegie Hall.

[BIC, p. 62]

LP Nina's Choice (Colpix) released.

June 1: Performance in New York at Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom.

[I don't trust you anymore]
June 12:  Mound Bayou (Mississippi, US) murder of civil rights activist Medgar Evers. 
July 4: Concert in Newport (Rhode Island, US) at 9th Jazz Festival, Freebody Park.
[Sonic, this web page]
LP At Carnegie Hall (Colpix) released.

August 3: Concert in Forest Hills, Queens, New York (New York, US) at the Tennis Stadio with Ray Charles.

[Ray Charles Video Museum]
August 5: Concert in Birmingham (Alabama, US) at Salute to Freedom '63 Miles College Stadium with Johnny Mathis, Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald.

[BL, Freedom sounds, Ray Charles Video Museum]
August 27 - September 2: Performances in Detroit (Michigan, US) at Minor Key.
August 28:  Washington (DC, US) Martin Luther King delivered his historic "I Have a Dream" speech.
September 15:  Birmingham (Alabama, US) murder of four black school children who were attending a Bible study class in 16th Street Baptist Church; in the disturbances that followed, two more black people were killed; Nina composes "Mississippi Goddam". 
October 25 - 31: Series of performances in New York (New York, US) at Apollo Theatre.
November 1: Concert in New York (New York, US) at Carnegie Hall with Herbie Mann.

November 8: Performance in Bethlehem (Pennsylvania, US) at Lehigh University, Grace Hall.
I Loves You Porgy, Sinnerman, Sing a Rainbow (Peggy Lee from Pete Kelly's Blues), Take a Bite, He Needs Me.
[Brown & White]

December 25-31: Performances in New York (New York, US) at Apollo Theatre.
LP Folksy Nina (Colpix) released.

Nina signs with Philips Records
January 18: Guest star at Hootenanny [] recorded in Clarksburg (West Virginia) at Salem College ("Israeli Song", i.e. "Eretz Zavat Chalav").
March 21: Second solo Concert in New York (New York, US) at Carnegie Hall.
[BIC, p.66]
April 4-6: Re-recording session for In Concert.
LP In Concert (Philips) released.
June: Recording session for Broadway-Blues-Ballads.
September 18 - October 11: Tour with Harry James (US and Canada).
September 20: Concert in New York (New York, US) at Carnegie Hall.
[Poster Central]
October 4: Concert in Montreal (Canada) at Place Dest Arts.
October: Bootleg LP Starring Nina Simone (Spinorama/Premier) released.
LP Broadway-Blues-Ballads (Philips) released.
October 15:  Martin Luther King received his Nobel Peace Prize. 
December:  Nina Simone filed for a temporary injunction against Premier Records  for LP Starring Nina Simone.

Early: Concert in Huntington (West Virginia, US) at Keith Albee Theater, accompanied by a bassist.
[Artsong Update]
January: Recording session for LP I Put a Spell on You.
January 12:   Lorraine Hansberry, Nina's intellectual mentor, died from cancer at 35;  Nina take the title of the play Lorraine was working on, Young, Gifted and Black and turn it into a black anthem.
[BIC, p. 44]
January 15: Concert in New York (New York, US) at Carnegie Hall.
[BIC p. 43-61]
January 16:  Lorraine funeral at Harlem's Church of the Master. 
[ND, p. 167]
January 18-28:  Caribbean cruise. 
[ND, p. 167]
February 5: Concert in Gambier (Ohio, US) at Kenyon College, Rosse Hall.
February 12:  Premier Records made an out-of-court settlement on the suit filed by Nina. 

[ND p. 168]
February 21:  Malcom X assassinated. 
March 16: Begin of a three-week engagement in New York (New York, US) at Village Gate until April 8.
March 25: Selma-to-Montgomery march; concert a cappella with Al Schackman.
[Autobio p. 101, BL]
May 19-20: Recording session for LP Pastel Blues.
May 26: Merv Griffin TV show.
June: LP I Put a Spell on You (Philips) released. 

[Jet 1/4/65]
June 11: Ten day engagements in Detroit (Michigan, US) at Charade.
Summer: First European Tour based in London (UK), Cumberland Hotel.

[DN, autobio, Jet 1/4/65]
July: Philips Party in London (UK).
June 28 - July 10: Performance in London (UK) at Annie's Room night club.
July 2: Ready, Steady, Go.
July 16: Ready, Steady, Go.
July 11 - 20: Appearances at Dutch TV.
July 21: TV Show in Madrid.
July 24-25: Two concerts in Antibes (FR) at 6th Antibes Jazz Festival
July 31: Performance in Comblain-la-Tour (BE).
August 2: End of european tour, return to US.
August 7: single I Put a Spell on You + Gimme Some enter UK singles chart at #49 (weeks on charts: 1).
[UK Charts]
September:  A lawsuit is filed against Buckingam Records  in connection with five albums, two by Nina: Sings Porgy and The Second Album.
October: Recording session for Let It All Out and Wild is the Wind.
LP Pastel Blues (Philips) released.
December: Second European Tour Sweden, France, Holland, England for TV and concert dates.

[BIC, p. 46]
December 25: Concert in Loenersloot (Amsterdam, NL) at Mickery Theater.
LP Nina with Strings (Colpix) released.

January: Concert in Chicago (Illinois, US) for Core (Congress for Racial Equality).
Spring: LP Let It All Out (Philips) released.
May 27-28: Concert in Atlanta (Georgia, US) at Atlanta Jazz festival, Atlanta Stadium.
July 2: Concert in Newport (Rhode Island, US) at 11th Newport Jazz Festival, Freebody Park.

Nina Simone, piano, vocals; Lysle Atkinson, bass; Rudy Stevenson, guitar, flute; Bobby Hamilton, drums.
I Loves You Porgy, Blues for Mama, Be My Husband, Mississippi Goddam, The Whole World Will Smile.
[Sonic, Wolgang's Vault, rirocks]
August 10: Guest star at The Merv Griffin Show.
September: LP Wild Is the Wind (Philips) released.
October 7-8: Concert in Costa Mesa at Pacific Jazz Festival, Orange County Fairgrounds.
[Billboard 27/8/66]
November 11: Guest star at The Merv Griffin Show. Watch YouTube video.
Bill Cosby tour. 
"Woman of the Year" 1966, Jazz at Home Club.
November 23: Nina signs with RCA.
December 19: First recording session for RCA.
 Appear for the first time the signs of bipolar disorder, of which will be a victim lifelong. 
January 17: Performance in Los Angeles (California, US) at Troubador.
February, end of the Bill Cosby tour.
March 25: The Village Teather (New York, US) Nina Simone, Miriam Makeba, and Flip Wilson.
April 9: Third European Tour
April: Concert in Bristol (UK) at Colston Hall with Dick Gregory; only 30 tickets sold.
April: Concert in Portsmouth (UK).
April: Concert in London (UK) at The Uppercut with Dick Gregory.

April: Performance in Paris (FR) at ORTF Tilt Magazine (broacasted April 26 and September 4, 1967).
April 19: Concert in London (UK) at Royal Albert Hall with Dick Gregory.
April 23: Concert in Brixton (London UK) at RamJam Club (fans asks for "My Baby").

[DN photo p. 96-97, GarageHangover]
April, Amsterdam, Antibes, TV Spain, Eurovision.
April 28: Concert at Austin (Texas, US) at Longhorn Jazz Festival.

[Wolfgang's Vault, Billboard 29/4/67]
May 5: Performance in Chicago at McCormick Place (with Cannonball Adderley, Butterfield Blues Band).
May, LP High Priestess of Soul (Philips) released.
June 23: Concert in New York (New York, US) Central Park at The Reingold Music Festival.
[Wolfgang's Vault, Billboard 6/5/67]
July 1: Concert in Newport (Rhode Island, US) at 13th Jazz Festival, Festival Field.
[Sonic, Wolfgang's Vault, Flickr, Billboard 10/6/67]
July: LP Sings the Blues (RCA) released.
July 28: Guest star at The Joey Bishop Show.
August 5: Sixth Annual Ohio Valey Jazz Festival (Crosley Field) is presented this year under sponsorship of the Joseph Schlitz Brewing.
[Billboard 29/4/67]
August 9: Nina is "Female Jazz Singer of the Year" at the annual convention of NATRA (National Association of Television and Radio Announcers, 9-12 August) in Atlanta (Georgia, US).

August 13: Concert in Detroit (Michigan, US) at Jazz Festival.
October: Concert in New York (New York, US) at Village Gate.
October: New York: Interview with Michael Zwerin Down Beat (published in January 1968).
November 14: Nina opened a two-week stint at Village Gate.
[Billboard 25/11/67 p. 66]
LP Silk & Soul (RCA) released.
December 20: recording of "To Love Somebody" and "I Can't See Nobody".
Wilmington (Delaware, US) Benefit performance for United Negro College Fund.
"Go To Hell" (LP Silk and Soul) nominated for Grammy Award, Best Rhythm & Blues Vocal Performance - Female (see 1968, February 29).
January: left UK.
January 6: Concert in New York (New York, US) at Carnegie Hall.
Draw Me Near, Backlash Blues, Strange Fruit, Turning Point.
[NC, p. 206]
January 21-27: MIDEM at Cannes (FR)
January 27: Concert in Detroit (Michigan, US) at Masonic Temple.
February 2: Concert in Los Angeles (California, US) at Sport Arena Mass Rally.
February 15: Guest star at The Woody Woodbury Show.
February 24: Vancouver (CA) at Marco Polo.
[NC, p. 208]
February 29: Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles at Beverly Hilton Hotel [Awards & Shows] see ceremony on YouTube.
March 12-24: Performances in Los Angeles (California, US) at The Troubadour.
April 4:  Martin Luther King murdered in Memphis. 
April 7: Concert in Westbury (New York, US) at Music Fair. 
[BIC, p. 54]
April 28: Concert in Brooklyn (New York, US) at Academy of Music.
May 3: Concert in New York (New York, US) at Village Gate, promo for RCA LPs Sings the Blues and Silk and Soul.
May 19: Concert in Detroit (Michigan, US) at Cobo Arena.
[theconcertdatabase] .
May: Three shows in Chicago (Illinois, US) at the Civic Opera House.
[NC, p. 213]
June 6:  Robert Kennedy murdered in Los Angeles. 
Tour in Europe Rotterdam, Simon Dee Show.
June 8: Concert in Amsterdam (NL).
June: Nina went to London to film an hour-long special Sound of Soul for UK TV Granada, broadcasted September 14.
[NC, p. 217] [Imdb]
June 14: On the occasion of her visit to the Montreux Jazz Festival, Nina lends itself to the demands of the team of show Carrefour by RTS (Radio Televison Suisse, Geneve).
Watch the movie and see also the RTS Archive page.
June 16: Concert in Montreux (CH) at 2nd Jazz Festival.
June 27: Concert in New York Central Park (New York, US) at Schaefer Music Festival.
June 28: Concert in Hampton Armstrong Stadium (Virginia, US) at Hampton Institute Centennial Jazz Festival.
[Wolfgang's Vault]
July 4: Concert in Newport Festival Field (Virginia, US) at 14th Jazz Festival.
[ConcertPosterArt, Wolfgang's Vault, Billboard]
September: Recording session for And Piano.
September 14: Sound of Soul (see June above) broadcasted.
October: LP 'Nuff Said (RCA) released.
October: single Why (the King of Love is Dead) enter US R&B chart at #16, in UK R&B at #20.
[Blues&Soul 10 7/68]
October 16: single Ain't Got No, I Got Life enter enter US charts (peak position 83; weeks on charts: 5).
October 19: single Ain't Got No, I Got Life + Do What You Gotta Do enter UK singles chart at #45 (peak position on charts: 2; weeks on charts: 18).
[Record Mirror 28/11/87, UK Charts]
October 26: Concert in Chicago at Lake Forrest College [NC, p. 219]; the Dutch TV program "Nina Simone in Studio" was shown on Finnish TV.
[Billboard 23/11/68]
October 27: Concert in Detroit (Michigan, US) at Ford Auditorium.
October: Concert at Hampton Jazz Festival.
November 3: Concert in Hartford (Connecticut, US) at Bushnell Memorial, with The Vogues.
December: interview with Melody Maker.
December: Two months promotional tour in UK (base London).

1968 December 5
Nina relaxes at the Hanover Grand during a reception held for her in London.
(Photo by Ian Showell/Getty Images)

January: continues promotional tour in UK (Top of the Pops, The David Frost Show, Frost On Sunday).
January 18: single To Love Somebody + I Can't See Nobody enter UK singles chart at #38 (peak position on charts: 5; weeks on charts: 9).
[Record Mirror 28/11/87] [UK Charts]
February: Concert in Manhattan, New York (New York, US) at Metropolitan Museum of Art. see review
[Time 21/2/69]
February: Concert in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, US) at Academy of Music. see review
[Time 21/2/69]
February: LP And Piano! (RCA) released.
March 7: Concert in Poughkeepsie (New York, US) at Vassar College.
Tour in Europe (base London).
Fans Reception at MayFair Hotel, London (UK).
March 12: Concert in Dublin (IE) at National Stadium.
March 13: Concert in Belfast (Northern Ireland, UK) at Whitla Hall.
March 19: Concert in Edinburgh (UK) at Usher Hall.
March 21: Concert in Cardiff (UK) at Sophia Gardens Pavilion.
March 22: Concert in London (UK) at Royal Festival Hall.
[DN, Stephen G]
March 23: Concert in Manchester (UK) at Odeon Theatre.

April 4: Concert in London (UK) at Palladium.
[NC p. 226]
April: TV show in Munich (DE) some tracks released on LP A Very Rare Evening (PM).
April: Concert in Paris (FR) at Olympia.

Jet Magazine April 24, 1969.
Concert at Hunter College (New York, US).
Studio recording session for To Love Somebody
April 26: Concert in Berkeley (California, US) at 3rd Annual U.C. Jazz Festival (LP Live in Berkeley)
Concert in Los Angeles.
Performance in Boston at Lennie's.
May 9: Performances at Apollo (a week) in New York (New York, US).
Single Revolution released in US.
June: LP To Love Somebody (RCA) released.
June 22: Concert in Baltimore (Maryland, US) at Morgan State College.

[NC, jazztourdatabase]
June: Concert in Atlanta (Georgia, US) at Morehouse College.
June 27: Concert in Miami (Florida, US) at Miami Jazz Festival.

July 13: Performance in Detroit (Michigan, US) at Detroit Jazz Festival, Olympia Stadium.
[motorcity, theconcertdatabase]
July 15: Performance in New York (New York, US) at David Frost Show.
[NC p. 230,]
July 18: Concert in Dallas (Texas, US) at Longhorn Jazz Festival.
July 19-20: Houston (Texas, US) The 4th Annual Longhorn Jazz Festival with B.B. King, Miles Davis.
July 27: New Brunswick (New Jersey, US) First Annual Rutgers Jazz Festival.

July 28: Concert in Antibes Juan-les-Pins (FR) at Festival d'Antibes (with Miles Davis and John Lee Hooker).
July 30: Performance in Algiers (DZ) at 1er Pan-African Festival, Théâtre de l'Atlas.

June: LP The Best Of (Philips) released.
August: recording of "To Be Young, Gifted and Black"
August: Ebony Magazine, article by Phyl Garland.
August 15: Performance in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, US) Spectrum.
[Billboard Aug 19, 1969]
August 16: Performance in St. Louis (Missouri, US) at Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis Jazz Festival with Miles Davis, Herbie Mann, Mongo Santamaria, Newport Allstars.
[Billboard Aug 19, 1969]
August 17: Concert in New York (New York, US) at Harlem Cultural Festival, Mt Morris Park.
[Billboard Aug 19, 1969]
August 18: Performance in New York (New York, US) Wollman Rink.
[Billboard Aug 19, 1969]
August 22: Performance in Chicago (Illinois, US) at Opera House.
[Billboard Aug 19, 1969]
August 23: Performance in Cincinnati (Ohio, US) at Crosley Field.
[Billboard Aug 19, 1969]
August 24: Performance in Memphis (Tennessee, US) at Mid-South Coliseum.
[Billboard Aug 19, 1969]
September 1: Performance in Gary (Indiana, US) at West Side Auditorium.
[Billboard Aug 19, 1969]
October 4: Concert in Amherst (Massachusetts, US) at Massachussets University.
[Daily Collegian]
European Tour
November 3: Concert in Roma (IT) at Teatro Sistina.
[Archivio Sistina]
November: Recording of "Così ti amo" (Italian rendition of "To Love Somebody") in Roma (Italia) at RCA Italiana Studios.
November 15, 16, 17: Concert in Birmingham (UK) at Town Hall, in London (UK) at Palladium, in Manchester (UK) at Palace.
December 12: Concert in New York (New York, US) at Fillmore East with Isaac Hayes and Miles Davis.
[ConcertPosterArt, ConcertPosterArt, Wolfgang's Vault]
Peter Rodis produced a documentary about Nina; broadcasted on 24 August 1972 by WOR television.
[NC, p. 271]
March: Concert in Newark (New Jersey, US). 
Single Whatever I Am + Why Must Your Love (RCA) released.
March 26: at DutchTV Studio.

[Nico van der Stam]
May 21: Concert in New York (New York, US) at Fillmore East, Fairport Convention (second appearance, first solo).

Spring: LP Black Gold (RCA) released.

The album is nominated for 13th Grammy Awards, Best Rhythm & Blues Vocal Performance - Female (see 1971, March 16).

July 10: Concert in Rochester Hills (Michigan, US) at Meadow Brook with Clark terry Quartet.
July 11: Concert in Newport Festival Field (Rhode Island, US) at Jazz Festival.
[Getty Images. rirocks]
September :  Nina at Barbados. 
October 2: Life magazine publishes a piece by Albert Goldman entitled "Return of The Queen of Shebang".
November: Essence magazine featured Nina with her daughter Lisa in a series of fashion photographs.
December: poet and writer Maya Angelou did a three-page spread on Nina (Redbook magazine).
December 14: Interview in Paris with Arthur Taylor for Notes and Tones
 Divorce from husband/manager Andy Stroud; new manager is her brother Sam Waymon. 
LP Gifted & Black (Canyon) released.
January 8: Concert in Amsterdam (Netherland) at Concertgebouw.
See review
[DN, Blues&Soul:51, 2/71]
February 2-17: Recording Session in New York (most tracks on LP Here Comes the Sun).
February 19: Concert in Dallas (Texas, US) at Great Hall of the Apparel Mart.
March 16: Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles at Hollywood Palladium
[Awards & Shows]
See ceremony on YouTube
April 23: Concert in Los Angeles (California, US) at Shrine Hall with Miles Davis.

May 3:  Nina renews her affiliation with RCA. 
May 9: Concert in New York (New York, US) at Carnegie Hall.

LP Here Comes the Sun (RCA) released.
 Moves to Barbados; fall in love with a hotel porter and has an affair with the Prime Minister, Earl Barrow 
June 24: Recording session in New York.
LP The Best of (RCA) released.
October 10: Concert in New York (New York, US) at Philarmonic Hall.

November: Concert at Philarmonic Hall (New Jersey, US).
November 18: Concert in Fort Dix (New Jersey, US).
December 16-18: Concert in Marin (California, US) at Veteran Memorial Theater with Less McCann.

February 12: Concert in Washington (DC, US) at Constitution Hall.
[NC, p. 264]
February 18: On Episode #350 of Sesame Street Nina sings "To Be Young, Gifted and Black".
[see movie at Sesame Street].
February 19: Recording session in New York (New York, US).
March 31 - April 1: Reception in Berkeley (California, US) at Rainbow Sign.
[NC, p. 267]
April 16: Guest star at Omnibus.
April 29: Concert in New Orleans (Louisiana, US) at New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
[NC, p. 267]
June 9: Chicago's Malcom X College awarded Nina an honorary degree.
[NC, p. 268]
June 10: Performance in San Francisco (California, US) at Bay Area Jazz Festival.
[NC, p. 269]
June 24: Concert in Hampton (Virginia, US) at Hampton Jazz Festival.
[NC, p. 269]
June: Concert in New York, Central Park (New York, US) at Schaeffer Music Festival.
[NC, p. 270]
July 1-9: Concert in New York (New York, US) at Newport Jazz Festival, Carnegie Hall.
July 22: Concert in Cincinnati (Ohio, US) at Valley Jazz Festival.
[NC, p. 270]
July 23: Performance in New York (New York, US) at Lincoln Center, "Soul of the Center".
[NC, p. 270]
August 24: Peter Rodis documentary (mostly 1968-1969 footage) about Nina broadcasted on WOR television.
September: LP Emergency Ward! (RCA) released.
October 2:  Nina's sister, Lucille, dies.
October 23:  Nina's father, John Divine, dies.
October 28: Concert in Washington (DC, US) at Kennedy Center. 
[NC, p. 272]
December 10: Concert in Detroit (Michigan, US) at Ford Auditorium.
December 17: Concert in Chicago (Illinois, US).
[NC, p. 274]
December:  Andy formed Stroud Records.
December: LP Sings Billie Holiday (Stroud) released.
LP Live in Europe (Trip) released.
January 14: All-Bertolt Brecht program at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
[NC, p. 273]
March 2: Nina is part of the project 'Majesty of Black Woman' Photo Show, New Yorker Club (New York, US).
[NC, NYT 1 March 1973]
April 6: Performance in Los Angeles (California, US) at Shrine Auditorium with The Last Poets, Miles Davis.

[NC p. 405, S. Braitman]
July 28: Concert in New York (New York, US) at Philarmonic Hall.
October 4: Performance in Los Angeles (California, US) at The Troubadour.

[NC, p. 278]
Two weeks in Japan.
[NC, p. 278]
October 18: Tokyo.
A week of concerts in Australia accompanied by Al and Nadi.
[NC, p. 278]
December 14-15: Concert in Wilmington (Delaware, US) at Grand Jazz Festival.
January 2: Fillmore East (New York, US)
[Sherry Barnett]
 At Barbados, met Prime Minister Errol Barrow
May 11: Washington (DC, US), Human Kindness Day 1974 honoree is Nina.
[Blues&Soul 136 6/74, NC p. 280]
June 28: Concert in New York (New York, US) at Avery Fisher Hall (ex Philarmonic Hall), Newport Jazz Festival.
LP It Is Finished, last album with RCA, released.
 Leaves Bardados, move to New York
September 12:  arrives in Monrovia (LR) with Lisa and Miriam Makeba
July 3: Concert in Montreux (CH) at 10th Jazz Festival.
Film Love Sorceress 1998, DVD Live in Montreux 2005 Amazon
Concert in Paris (FR) at Earshot Jazz Festival.
 Nina leaves Liberia, moves to Switzerland (Prangins).
January: Performance in Cannes (France) at MIDEM, Casino, Les Ambassadeurs Room (" I am an artist, not an entertainer")
[NC, p. 287]
March 11-12: Concert in Paris (France) at Olympia après 6 ans d'absence de Paris
Ina - Nina Simone en concert à Paris, Emission IT1 20H, Télévision Française 1, 25 February 1977

Ina - Nina Simone de retour en France, Emission MIDI2, Antenne 2, 12 March 1977
March 21: Performance in Paris (France) at TF1 émission "Numéro Un" (television series broadcasted in different francophone countries from 1975 to 1982) with Gilbert Bécaud.

[Ina, see also October 1]
Nina sings Bertolt Brecht live in an unknown location [YouTube] (same hairstyle and dress as March 21 performance)
May 29: Amherst College (Massachusetts, US) present Nina with an  honorary doctor of Music degree; from that moment she took to calling herself "Dr. Nina Simone"
[NC, p. 288]
June 26: Nina was scheduled to perform in New York at the Newport Jazz Festival, Carnegie Hall, but she failed to appear
[Jet 14/7/77 p. 52 see article, NC, p. 289]
July 17: Concert in The Hague (NL) at North Sea Jazz Festival.
October 1: Performance in France at TF1 émission"Numéro Un""Voleurs" with Al Schackman.
Ina - Voeleurs, Émission Numéro un, Télévision Française 1, 1 October 1977
December 4: Concert in London (UK) at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, after 8 [6 NC p. 290] years of absence from London [Stephen G]; sponsored by Capital Radio; meets Creed Taylor (CTI.) 
December 31: Concert in Jerusalem at Binyanei Ha'ooma.
[NC p. 290]
 Early in year leaves Israel. .
 Arrested but immediately released for withholding taxes in 1971-73. 
January 17: recording of LP Baltimore, Brussels (BE).
 Nina is physically attacked in a London hotel room and is admitted in St Stephen’s Hospital, Chelsea .
March 15: LP Baltimore (CTI) released.
 Back to home in Switzerland. 
July: Concert in London (UK) at Royal Festival Hall sponsored by Capital Radio.
[Stephen G]
August: interview with Britain's Blues & Soul magazine. 
November:  Nina appears in a New York courtroom to answer delinquent income tax charge, she pleaded guilty. 
December 10: Concert in New York (New York, US) at Avery Fisher Hall.
Concert review
[NY Times 12 December 1978]
Concert in London (UK) at Royal Festival Hall.
May 13: Concert in Detroit (Michigan, US) at Ford Auditorium.
April 12:  Putsch in Liberia; Samuel Doe remove William Richard Tolbert. 
May: African Liberation Day in Washington, D.C. Pictured are Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael), Nina Simone, Chico Niblett and others.
July 18, Concert Rising Sun 
Summer: Concert in Southern France recorded in videotape.
 Nina meets Raymond Gonzalez. See the whole story here.
January: recording for LP Fodder on My Wings in Paris (FR) at Studio Davout.
LP Fodder on My Wings (Carrère) released.
March 2: Performance in Paris (FR) at Palais des Glaces.
[L'Express, Rex]
May 7: Concert in London (UK) at Barbican Hall.
[NC p. 315]
May 14: Concert in Morlaix (FR).
July 23: Concert in Pamplona (ES) at Music Festival.
 Nina leaves Geneva (CH) and moves to Paris (FR) where she rented a small apartment. 
Perfomance in Paris (FR) at Le Trois Mailletz.  
Performance in Paris (FR) at Université Panthéon-Assas.
Fall: Los Angeles (California, US) at Roxy Theatre.
[NC p.318]
February 16: Concert in Paris (FR) at Olympia.
Performances in Paris (FR): New Morning, Théâtre des Champes Élyséès.
June: Phone interview from Montreal (CA) with Stephen Holden, New York Times 3 June 1983.
[After Hours, NC p.319]
June 3-4: Concert in New York (New York, US) at Swing Plaza after a five-years absence.

[BL] Review by Stephen Holden, New York Times, 6 June 1983.
 Meets Anthony Sannucci of Videopix in Los Angeles. .
July 8: Concert in The Hague (NL) at North Sea Jazz Festival.
[NSJF, NC p. 320]
July 18: Antibes (FR) at Jazz Festival.
[NC p. 320]
July 30: Concert in Pompei (IT) at Festival Internazionale del Jazz.
 Invited in Africa by Guinea President Sekouturé, some time with Myriam Makeba; "a month of rest".
November 26: Performance "A Salute to Bob Marley" at Queen Elisabeth Theatre.
December 9: Concert in Denver (Colorado, US) at Colorado Women's College.
[NC p. 323]
Interview with Blues & Soul (Blues&Soul:400 02/84).
January 8-12: Performance in London (UK) at Ronnie Scott's.
[BL, Getty Images, NS p. 324]
February 6-11: Performance in London (UK) at Ronnie Scott's.
March 14: Interview with Mavis Nicholson in London (UK) at Ronnie Scott's broadcasted on UK TV Channel 4.
July 11-14: Concert in New York (New York, US).
Al Schackman (guitar), Leopold Fleming (drums)
[BL, Ton]
August 25: Performance in London (UK) at Ronnie Scott's.
October 15-November 17: Performance in London (UK) at Ronnie Scott's with Paul Robinson at drums.
December:  Leaves UK, moves to Trinidad. 
 Moves to Nijmengen, near Amsterdam in Holland. 
Eight concerts in Holland.
American tour under the management of Anthony Sannucci and Eddie Singleton.

Jet Magazine April 22, 1985
February 22: Los Angeles (California, US) at Beverly Theater.
[ND, p. 325]
March 8: New York (New York, US) at Town Hall.
NYT review
March 10: Washington (DC, US) at Warner Theatre.
March: New York (New York, US) at Blue Note.
April: LP Nina's Back (VPI) released.
April 15 - May 4: Performances in London (UK) at Ronnie Scott's with Paul Robinson.
May 16-17 New Morning in Paris.
[NC p. 410]
May 19 Concert in London (UK) at Savoy Theatre with Danny Williams, Lon Satton, Sol Raye, Will Gaines, Valerie Masters, The John Hawkins Orchestra (DVD A Nightingale Sang, Tribute to Nat King Cole).
[NC p. 410]
June 26: Concert in New York (New York, US) at Kool Jazz Festival (ex Newport Jazz Festival), Avery Fisher Hall (until 1973 known as Lincoln Center's Philarmonic Hall).

June 28: Hampton (Virginia, US) Festival.
[NC p. 410]
 July: Purchased a condominium in Los Angeles. 
[NC p. 410]
July 1: Chicago at South Shore Country Club.
[NC p. 410]
July 6: Hunter College benefit.
[NC p. 410]
July: A week in Hollywood (California, US) at Vine Street Bar and Grill (CD Live & Kickin)
July: New York (New York, US) at Old Boys High School Athletic Field, with Brooklyn Philharmonic.
September 27-28: New York (New York, US) at The Village Gate.
[NYT 27/9/85]
November 14: Chicago (Illinois, US).
[NC p. 411]
November 16: Concert in Detroit (Michigan, US) at Music Hall.
December 3-8: Hollywood (California, US) a week at Vine Street Bar and Grill.

[NC p. 411]

January 20 - February 1: Performances in London (UK) at Ronnie Scott's with Cayenne.
Nina was supposed to perform also from February 3 to February 8, but she did not turn up and the management cancelled all the performances in the final week.

"Nina returned to London to start the new year with another two-week engagement at Ronnie Scott's. Because she continued to be a good draw, Sanucci, as she remeber it, signed her on for a third week to begin February 3. But Nina said he didn't ask her first ... She and Sanucci immediately parted ways - barely six months after she had gushed to a reporte that she finally had managers 'whom love and take care of me'."
[ND p. 329]

[Simon Watney, personal communication]

March 16: Concert in Boston (Massachusetts, US) at Symphony Hall (review by Cathy Lee) ("Nina Simone's late, late onstage arrival at the 1986 program at Symphony Hall. While the audience patiently waited, trumpeter Freddie Hubbard played the equivalent of two long sets in an attempt to cover her absence. As performance indicated, she should have stayed at the hotel." Ernie Santosuosso, History of the Boston Globe's Jazz & Blues Festival.)
March 24: Jet published an interview with Nina.
April 30: Concert in New Orleans (Louisiana, US) at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

Photo by David Redfern
June 16: Performance in Los Angeles (California, US) at Hollywood Bowl, Playboy Jazz Festival.
[LA Times 17/6/86]
December 19: Concert in Berne (CH) at the Casino.
[Suzanne Baumann]
December 21: Concert in Zürich (CH) at the Kongresshaus with Solomon Burke.
[Suzanne Baumann]
LP Nina's Shameless Magic (Isis Voice, Swiss version of Nina's Back!) released.
 Nina moves to Amsterdam
LP Live & Kickin (VPI) released.
Concert in Boston (Massachusetts, US).
January 29: Performance in Hollywood (California, US) at Nucleus Nuance.
[LA Times, Review]
June 1:  Errol Barrow, Prime Minister of Barbados, died of a heart attack. 
July 10: Concert in Montreux (CH) at 21th Jazz Festival.
Performance at Stockholm Jazz Festival.
[STHML Website]
October 31: Single My Baby Just Cares for Me, featured in an advert for Channel No 5 perfume, enter UK singles chart at #55 (peak position on charts: 5; weeks on charts: 11).

[UK Charts]
Concert in Valencia (ES)
LP Let it Be Me (Verve) released.
 Raymond Gonzalez manager (?)
May 6: Concert in Hamburg (DE) at Fabrik.
June 6: Concert in Paris (FR) at Palais des Congrés.
July: Concert in Antibes (FR) at Jazz à Jouan.

July 8: Concert in Madrid (ES) at Veranos de La Villa.

July 10: Concert in Wiesen (AU) at 12th Jazzfest Wiesen.
September 20: Concert in Barcelona (ES) at Mercat del Born.
September 30: Concert in Paris (FR) at Olympia.
November 3: Concert in Milano (IT).
Review (Italian)
Series of eight concerts throughout the Netherlands.
 Nina moves to Nijmegen. 
CD The Iron Man by Pete Townsend released with a track by Nina, "Fast Food".
Concert in The Hague (NL).
Concert in Hamburg (DE) at Jazz Festival.
Concert in Stuttgard (DE) at Jazzgipfel.
Al Schackman (guitar), Chris White (bass), Paul Robinson(drums) [YouTube 1, 2, Crownpropeller]
Concert in Köln (DE).
February 16: Concert in Paris (FR) at Olympia. [BL]
February 24: Performance in Saint Denis (FR) at 6 Festival Ballieues Bleues.
October: Performance in Nancy (FR) at Jazz Pulsations.
CD Canto do Pajé by Maria Bethania released with a track by Nina, "Pront Pra Cantar".
April:  Nina is awarded the Grand Prix of Academie Charles Cross, Paris 
April 9-10: Concert in Paris (FR) at Olympia [Autobio, RN, Sylvie] with Angélique Kidjo.
Ina - Nina Simone à l'Olympia, Émission 19/20, France Régions 3, 9 April 1990

Ina - Concert de Nina Simone: incidents et triomphe, Émission19/20, France Régions 3, 10 April 1990
May 10: Concert in Brighton (UK) at The Dome.

July 13: Concert in Montreux (CH) at 24th Jazz Festival.
July 22: Concert in Köln (DE) at One World Music Festival.
[YouTube 1, 2, 3, NC p. 412 "fall"?]
Performance in Stockholm (SE) at Stockholm Jazz Festival.
[STHML Website]
September: Tour in Italy with Odetta and Miriam Makeba.

[City Medial Two IT-RE, NC p. 412]
September 4: Concert in Paternò (Catania, IT) at Torre Normanna.
September 6: Concert in Salerno (IT) at Stadio Vestuti.
September 8: Concert in Cagliari (IT) at Exibition Center.
 Nina leaves Nijmegen 
January 13: Town and Country Club (UK).
[Getty Images]
January 21:  Martin Luther King Birthday Parade. 
March 8: Concert in Roma (IT) at Teatro Brancaccio. (Festa della donna, TV RaiUno).
[Repubblica 7/3/91]
April 12: Concert in Espoo (FI) at April Jazz Festival.
July 1: Concert in Copenhagen (DK).
August 30: Concert in Verona (IT) at Teatro Romano. (Club Tenco) see review
[Repubblica 28/8/91]
October 23-27: Five Concerts in Paris (FR) at Olympia.
Ina - Émission Musiques au coeur, Antenne 2, 23 October 1991
clip of the concert
December 20: Concert in Roma (IT) at Teatro Palladium.
see review

[Repubblica 22/12/91]
CD Eyes on Tomorrow by Miriam Makeba, released with a duet, "I Shall Be Released".
Novembre 15: Autobiography I Put a Spell on You (with Stephen Cleary) released by Pantheon Books, New York.
"The book took two years to write and was done with tapes, computer and notebooks in Spain, Atlanta, Hollywood and Amsterdam".
I Put A Spell On You
[Blues & Soul 624 11/92]
Tour Australia, New Zealand, Japan
Adelaide Festival 
April 27: Concert in Poggibonsi (Siena, IT) at Teatro Garibaldi.
[L'Unità 8/4/92]
May 12 Performance at Evening at Pops in Boston. A tribute to Paul McCartney with the Canadian Brass, Jerry Hadley, and the King's Singers. Guest conductor Carl Davis.
May 13-16: Concert in Pointe-à-Pitre (France, Département de la Guadeloupe) at 2nd Carrefour des Musiques créoles.
[Sylvie, Le Nouvel Observatour]
June 4: Concert in Reykiavik (IS)
June 27: Concert in New York (New York, US) at Carnegie Hall
[New York Magazine 15/6/92]
July 2: Concert in Montreal (CA) at International Jazz Festival YouTube
Leopold Flemming, Paul Robinson, Alvin Schackman, Chris White
October 30: Concert in Maastricht (NL) at JazzMecca
[Getty Images]
November 10-14: Performance in Nevers (FR) at 6 Rencontres Internationales de D'Jazz
[Rex, Nevers Festival]
US tour Boston, Atlanta, Washington, Saratoga, New York (Carnegie Hall)
Concert in Hollywood (California, US) at Hollywood Bowl
[Blues & Soul 624, Nov 1992]
 Nina moves to Bouc-Bel-Air near Aix-en-Provence (France). "I just bought a house in the South of France, in Aix-en-Provence. I have some land I bought in Gahna in May, and I'm building a beach house there, and still I have this place here in Hollywood"
[Blues & Soul 624 11/92]
March: Soundtrack of movie Point of No Return (John Badham) included five Nina's songs.
Series of performances in Paris (FR) at Olympia.
June 26:  A fire destroyed Nina's house in Bouc-Bel-Air. 
July 3: Concert in Järvenpää (FI) at Puistoblues Festival.
July: CD A Single Woman released.
October 28: Concert in Barcelona (ES) at XXV Festival Internacional de Jazz.

[Blues & Soul:634 3/93]
February 28: Paris, Olympia.
May:  Nina spent a period in Tunisia. 
June 16-18: Series of concert in Paris at Olympia.
[BL] [L'Événement du jeudi]
Concert in Marseille (FR).
July 9: Feelin Good enter UK singles chart at #40 (peak position on charts: 40; weeks on charts: 3).

[UK Charts]
August 20: A concert in Lörrach (DE) is canceled (nervous breakdown).
March 6:  Nina was awarded ownership of 52 of her master recording  (five full-legth albums) by a federal judge in San Francisco. San Juan Music Group and others were enjoined from manufacturing Simone's material without her consent.
July 25:  Nina tell two teenagers to be quiet while they are in the pool next door; when they refused, she fired buckshot and one boy had eleven pieces of metal removed from his legs. 
August 23:  Nina given a suspended eight-month jail term and is ordered to take psychiatric counselling .
August 29:  Nina moves to Los Angeles.
October:  Nina is in court for failing to stop after injuring two motorcyclists; she is fined and given another suspended sentence. 
 Clifton Henderson, known by Nina in Los Angeles, moves to Buc-Bel-Air as personal nurse. 
International tour: Brasil, Beirut, US, Australia
June 28: Concert in Weimar (DE) at Kunstfest.
Review by Radio Vision (German)
July 2: Concert in Villingen (DE) at VS Swingt '97. 
July 4: Concert in Hamburg (DE) at Jazz Festival.
Article on the Berliner Morgenpost
July 15: Concert in Nice (FR) at Nice Jazz Festival.
Review by Nice Matin
Another Review by Nice Matin
Review by Jazz Magazine (French)
July 25: Sao Paulo (BR) at The Bourbon Street Music Club.
Article by Antonio Gonçalves Filho (Brazilian)
July 27: Sao Paulo (BR) at "Praca de Paz", Ibirapuera Park.
Review of the concert (Spanish)
Review by Anderson Couto (Brazilian)
December 14: Concert in London (UK) at Barbican Center.
Review by Jenny Diski, The Observer, 21 December 1997 
Review by John Fordham, The Guardian, 16 December 1997
Review at Radio Real World, with some images

December 18: Concert in Warsaw (PL) at Congress Hall.
July 24:  Nina is a special guest at Nelson Mandela's 80th Birthday Party. 
August 8: Baalbek (LB) Baalbeck International Festival 1998.
August 21: Seattle (Washington, US) Summer Nights at the Pier 1998 Review by Heidi (Nina Simone Web visitor).
August 30: Newark (New Jersey, US) at New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Prudential Hall.
September 18: Thessalonica (GR).
October 28: Brighton (UK) at Brighton Centre.
November 20: Basel (CH). 
December 14: London (UK) The Royal Albert Hall.
December:  Nina is Honorary Ambassador of Côte d'Ivoire. 
March 7: Manchester (UK)
March 9: Liverpool (UK)
April 10: Brighton (UK)
July: Interview with Times Magazine (3/25, 6/99)
July 1: London (UK)
July 24: Concert in Dublin (IE) at Guinness Blues Festival, The Point Depot.
Review by Celine o'Malley
July 27: Lucerne Blues Festival, Grand Casino (CH).
August 13: La Grand Motte (FR).
October 7: Dublin (IE)  Receives a Lifetime Achievement in Music Award .
At the Guinness Blues Festival Lisa Celeste sang a few duets with her mother.
February 23:  Inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame for "I Loves You Porgy" (Bethlehem 1959).
April 13: Concert in São Paulo (BR) at Via Funcha
[Folha de s.Paulo]
April 16: Concert in São Paulo (BR) at Bourbon Street Music Club
[Folha de s.Paulo]
April 19: Rio de Janeiro (BR) at ATL Hall / Metropolitan
US Tour
Al Schackman (guitar), Javier Currovadas (keyboard), Tony Jones (bass), Paul Robinson (drum), Leopoldo Fleming (percussions)
May 26: Atlanta (Georgia, US) Chastain Amphitheater.  Receives Honorary Citizenship to Atlanta.
May 30: Washington (DC, US) DAR Constitution Hall.
June 2: New York (New York, US) Beacon Theatre.
June 7: Boston (Massachusetts, US) at FleetBoston Pavilion Review by by Lara Pellegrinelli
June 9: Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, US)  Receives Diamond Award for Excellence in Music from the Association of African American Music.
June 10: Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, US) Tower Theater.
June 18: Chicago (Illinois, US) Oriental Theater.
June 22: Los Angeles (California, US) Wiltern Theater.
June 26: Denver (Colorado, US) Temple Buell Theater.
August 7: France,  Receives the Honorable Musketeer Award from the Compagnie des Mousquetaires d'Armagnac
 Moves to Carry-le-Rouet, Provence, 30 km from Bouc-Bel-Air
August 9: Concert in Marciac (France) at Jazz Festival.

October 30: Concert in Austin (Texas, US) at Bass Auditorium review
November 3: Concert in Ann Arbor (Michigan, US) at Hill Auditorium
November 8: Miami, (Florida, US) Gusman Center.
November 13: San Francisco (California, US) Davies Symphony Hall.
November 13: Mountain View (California, US) at Shoreline Amphitheatre.
[Wolfgang's Vault]
November 19: Los Angeles (California, US) Wiltern Theater.
April 4:  Nina's mother dies
June 8: Concert in Paris (FR) at Palais des Congres, last concert in Paris. review
June 23: Concert in Washington (DC, US) at Constitution Hall.
June 28: Concert in New York (New York, US) at Carnegie Hall (JVC Jazz Festival).
[Wolfgang's Vault]
July 3: Concert in Portland (Oregon, US) Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.
July 7: Concert in Saratoga (California, US) MountainWinery.
July 11: Concert in Oakland (California, US) Paramount Theater.
July 15: Concert in Los Angeles (California, US) GreekTheater.
July 19: Concert in Chicago (Illinois, US) Chicago Theater.
July 23: Concert in Seattle (Washington, US) Benaroya Concert Hall.
July 27: Concert in Detroit (Michigan, US) at Fox Theater.
August 26: Concert in Bishopstock Exeter (UK) at Clyst St Mary. review
April 13: Participation in a Carnegie Hall (New York, US) Benefit Concert for Rainforest Foundation.
May 5: Concert in Roma (IT) at the Auditorium-Parco della musica.
Intro: Milestones (Miles Davis), Black Is The Color of my True Love's Hair, Every Time I Feel The Spirit, Do I Move You, See-Line Woman, So What (Miles Davis), Why? (The King of Love is Dead), I Loves You Porgy, Mississippi Goddam, I Want a Little Sugar in my Bowl, Four Women, Ne Me Quitte Pas, My Baby Just Cares For Me.
Preview (Italian). Interview with Nina by Kataweb (Italian), review (Italian) and review 2 (Italian)
June 29: Concert in Sopot (PL) at Hestia ( last Nina's performance ).
October 30: Concert in London (UK) at Royal Albert Hall (planned).
November 8: Concert in Manchester (UK) at Bridgewater Hall (planned).
November 11: Concert in Glasgow (UK) at Clyde Auditorium (planned).
March 7: Concert in Los Angeles at Royce Hall, UCLA (planned).
[Los Angeles Magazine Mar 2003, p. 180]
April 19:  The Curtis Institute of Philadelphia named Nina an Honorary Doctor in Music and Humanities. 
April 21:  Nina died in Carry-le-Rouet, France.  see movie at ina (France)
Obituary by Roger Nupie, International Dr. Nina Simone Fan Club
With inconsolable sadness we let you know that Dr. NINA SIMONE has passed away. We understand this news will come as a shock to the whole world and the millions who love her music. We are sure she will forever be remembered for her exceptional music, for her genius, her talent, her courage, her fight for racial justice and her commitment to the Civil Rights Movement. She will forever be remembered as the ultimate songstress and storyteller of our times.
We give thanks to the DIVA for sharing almost 50 years of music with us. We give thanks to Dr. NINA SIMONE for the beauty, consolation and strength her voice, piano and songs will give until the end of time to people, regardless of age, race and culture. You and your music will be with us every day of our life, in our heart, in our soul, in our thoughts. In our mind. May you rest in peace, dearest NINA. God bless you.

[Autobio] I Put a Spell on You The Autobiography of Nina Simone with Stephen Cleary, DaCapo Press 1992
[BL] David Brun-Lambert Nina Simone-Une vie Flammarion 2005
[BIC] Nina Simone, Black is the Color compiled by Andy Stroud
[Calla] Album Discographies by M. Callahan, D. Edwards, P. Eyries
[DN] Break Down & Let It All Out by Sylvia Hampton with David Nathan, Sanctuary Press
[MH] Mikael Huhtamäki personal communication
[Mont] The Montreux Jazz Festival concerts database and Official Site of Montreux Jazz Festival
[NC] Nadine Cohodas Princess Noire Pantheon
[NSP] Nina Simone Project
[RN] Roger Nupie (personal communication and NS Newsletter)
[Sonic] Sound ONline Inventory and Catalog (general search for keyword "Nina" and "Simone")
[Soul] SoulMusic by David Nathan
[Stephen G] user of Nina Simone Forum
[Sylvie] user of Nina Simone Forum
[Ton] Ton van Gijsel