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Sharon Jones
Sharon Jones performing at Pori Jazz in 2010
Jones performing at Pori Jazz in 2010
Background information
Birth nameSharon Lafaye Jones
Also known asLafaye Jones
BornMay 4, 1956(1956-05-04)
Augusta, Georgia, U.S.
OriginNew York City, U.S.
DiedNovember 18, 2016(2016-11-18) (aged 60)
Cooperstown, New York, U.S.
Years active1996–2016
LabelsDaptone Records
Associated actsSharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

Sharon Lafaye Jones (May 4, 1956 – November 18, 2016) was an American soul and funk singer. She was the lead singer of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, a soul and funk band based in Brooklyn, New York.[1]

Jones died on November 18, 2016 in Cooperstown, New York of complications from pancreatic cancer, aged 60.[2][3]