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February 20th is Nancy Wilson’s birthday. She passed away in December but asked that she be remembered on her birthday. So here it is. Here is the late Nancy Wilson singing the great old Ray Noble song, The Very Thought Of You. This is a clip from an ABC Television broadcast of the Hollywood Palace in 1964. Nancy Wilson had a wonderfully powerful voice and her phrasing was superb. This was broadcast on television about the time I was buying her records.
I had lost touch with her career in later in years. So, I was saddened to hear of her passing this past December. I was surprised to learn that she was living in the California high desert town of Pioneertown. My family once owned property about 10 miles from there from 1956-1994. Her Wikipedia page listed lung problems a decade ago. Pioneertown would be an excellent place to live with lung problems. The air in the California high desert is clean, clear and dry.
This old Ray Noble song sung by Nancy Wilson back in the 1960‘s is a treasured memory. This was how she preferred to record her music…in live performances. Today, February 20, she would have been 81 and I understand that today there is to be a Celebration of her Life. R.I.P. Sweet Lady.