• Sharon Jones

    Sharon Jones on Beating Cancer, Going Onstage Bald, and Fighting for Soul

    Sharon Jones was ready to the hit the road. In spring 2013, the vivacious 57-year-old Dap-Kings frontwoman plowed through a riveting SXSW showcase and chatted with reporters about the electrifying soul band's forthcoming fifth album, Give the People Want They Want, scheduled for August. Next up: a European tour.But soon, the singer's personal and professional life came to a screeching halt. After months of medical tests last spring, doctors diagnosed Jones with bile-duct cancer, later revealed to be pancreatic cancer. Daptone Records indefinitely postponed the album's release and canceled the band's upcoming gigs; soon thereafter, she went under the knife to remove a tumor, followed by chemotherapy that sidelined her from nearly all musical activity. "I didn't think I was going to be here," Jones tells us now.

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