NABOB MOURNS THE PASSING OF NANCY WILSON
December 17, 2018
NABOB is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of legendary jazz vocalist Nancy Wilson at age 81.
The world will remember Nancy Wilson as a renowned vocalist who made her debut with her 1961 single, “Guess Who I Saw Today,” and for her biggest hit in 1964 with “(You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am,” which rose through the charts to the No. 11 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles and earned her a Grammy Award for best R&B recording.
Jim Winston, President of NABOB said, “Nancy Wilson has a special place in the history of NABOB. In 1990, NABOB had been holding an Annual Communications Awards Dinner for six years. That year, the late LeBaron Taylor, Senior Vice President at Sony Music, contacted me. LeBaron was one of the most respected leaders in the music and broadcast industries, and he had influence at Sony Music far beyond that of the average music executive.”
“LeBaron suggested that the NABOB Dinner could use a little upgrade. He offered that Sony Music would provide a performance by Nancy Wilson at our Dinner, and Sony would pay all of the costs for her performance. I, of course, agreed, and Nancy Wilson gave a great performance. From that point on, NABOB always had a major recording artist perform at our Dinner, and it catapulted the NABOB Dinner into one of the leading industry events in Washington for the next twenty years.” Winston concluded, “NABOB will always be grateful to LeBaron Taylor and Nancy Wilson for that contribution.”
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James L. Winston
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