Newark to name street after late singer Linda Jones

Newark, New Jersey (December 3, 2021)- On December 14, 2021, Newark, New Jersey, the place where legendary soul singer Linda Jones was born and died will honor her musical legacy with a street renaming of Sherman Ave to Linda Jones Way.  The ceremony will take place at  3 pm EST sharp, at the corner of Sherman Ave & Poinier St.  The Jones family lived at 165 Sherman Ave., and Jones fell into a diabetic coma in that very house on that tragic day March 14, 1972, while coming home to rest between shows at the legendary Apollo Theater.  

Newark, New Jersey (December 3, 2021)- On December 14, 2021, Newark, New Jersey, the place where legendary soul singer Linda Jones was born and died will honor her musical legacy with a street renaming of Sherman Ave to Linda Jones Way.  The ceremony will take place at  3 pm EST sharp, at the corner of Sherman Ave & Poinier St.  The Jones family lived at 165 Sherman Ave., and Jones fell into a diabetic coma in that very house on that tragic day March 14, 1972, while coming home to rest between shows at the legendary Apollo Theater.  

Jones, well known for her classic soul ballad Hypnotized and Your Precious Love, passed away at only 27 years of age. Thirteen years ago on Jones’ birthday, December 14, 2008, Newark honored Jones’ musical legacy and proclaimed December 14 forever Linda Jones Day in the City of Newark, in honor of her musical legacy and Grammy Nomination.  That year Jones was nominated for a Grammy posthumously along with her daughter Terry Jones and Helen Bruner for the song Baby I Know.

Jones' daughter, Grammy Nominated Terry Jones, will accept the honor on behalf of her late mother. A Private VIP Only reception will take place following the street naming at an undisclosed venue in downtown Newark, which will feature a discussion with Jones’ long time platinum producer George Kerr, who will discuss The Making of Hypnotized and other Jones hits. The evening’s music will be provided by WBLS. FM, DJ Qua.

 

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