Happy Birthday: Grace Jones

Festival Reviews

gracejonesHappy Birthday singer Grace Jones

Born: Beverly Grace Jones
May 19, 1948 in Spanish Town, Jamaica

Quotes:

[on drug use] Use, don’t abuse.

[on her gay following] The fact that I get in there and perform during this political time, and have a great time doing it helps. Gays are my best audience.
[on her film career, or lack thereof] After the doing the first big film (Conan the Destroyer (1984)), I realized there was so much time, so much empty space — always, you know… waiting to be called. Thank God, I’ve got the music because in all that space, I was writing music.

[on how she became to be a singer] I never thought I was going to be a singer. That was an accident.

[on her stage persona] When I perform on stage I become those male bullies, those dominators from my childhood. That’s probably why it’s…

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