Beloved Jazz vocalist Annie Ross has died four days to her 90th birth in New York City.
Who is Annie Rose ?
Annabelle Allan Short, known professionally as Annie Ross, was a British-American singer and actress, best known as a member of the jazz vocal trio Lambert, Hendricks & Ross.
She was the last surviving member of the group Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
Born in London in 1930, the daughter of Scottish vaudevillians, Ross lived most of her life in America. She was involved in entertainment from an early age, appearing in an Our Gang feature at age seven. At 14 a song she wrote one a contest and was recorded by Johnny Mercer. By tenth grade she left school to pursue her career as a singer. According to a report compiled by the Syncopated Times
Cause of Death
At the moment the family have not released the cause of her death to the general public.
Condolences and Tributes.
Fans and well wishers took to social media to pay their last respect to a beloved Jazz vocalist.
Many people know this song from Joni Mitchell’s rendition, but Annie Ross originally wrote these words (to a Wardell Gray sax recording)—and the result was a song that sounded fresh, provocative & (yes) twisted in 1960; still does now. https://t.co/uVppST7I8C
— Ted Gioia (@tedgioia) July 21, 2020
John is tired wrote “Sorry to hear of the passing of Annie Ross. A true icon of jazz singing. A unique stylist the likes of which will not be seen again anytime soon.”
Maureen Beattie wrote “RIP the great Annie Ross. She’ll be singing jazz for Dad in heaven and he’ll regale her with a rendition of The Wedding of Jock MacKay. If Stephan Grapelli can spare a moment from playing Sweet Georgia Brown for Mum he might even join in!”
Janette Galbraith wrote “Annie Ross had the most beautiful voice ! Two Scottish legends passing away so close to each other leaves us culturally bereft, but what a wonderful legacy they’ve left ! Deepest sympathy on your Dad’s passing & hope the funeral goes well !”
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