Dinah Washington was an influential American blues, R&B, and jazz singer. Born on August 29, 1924 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, she captivated audiences with her powerful voice and soulful performances. Tragically, she passed away on December 14, 1963 in Detroit, Michigan. Throughout her career, Dinah Washington was married eight times including a marriage to Eddie Chamblee from 1957 to 1959.
Her impact on the music industry was recognized when she was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1993 for her early influence and the Blues Hall of Fame in 2003. With a style that blended blues, R&B, and jazz seamlessly together, Dinah Washington paved the way for future generations of artists.
If you enjoy the sounds of *Sarah Vaughan*, *Etta Jones*, *Julie London*, or any other artist from our list of similar performers below - then Dinah Washington's music is sure to resonate with you as well.