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Princess NoireThe Tumultuous Reign of Nina Simone$
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Nadine Cohodas

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780807872437

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807882740_cohodas

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. Definite Vibrations of Pride ~ 1971 ~

. Definite Vibrations of Pride ~ 1971 ~

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(p.250) 20. Definite Vibrations of Pride ~ 1971 ~
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Princess Noire
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Nadine Cohodas

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807882740_cohodas.23

This chapter tells the story of how, on a trip to Holland, Nina had befriended a young Dutch man, Gerrit DeBruin. Nina was perhaps impressed by the ingenuity he showed in getting backstage to meet her. He had offered to help some musicians who were playing the same night, and once inside the theater, he found Nina and announced that he was her biggest fan in Holland. Instead of shooing him away, Nina invited him to pull up a chair while she rehearsed a few songs. She introduced Gerrit to Andy and then told him to join them at a post-concert party at the Amsterdam Hilton. From that moment on they stayed in touch, and Gerrit made sure to attend Nina's return concerts in 1968. He and his wife subsequently named their daughter after her. Gerrit finally came to the United States to see Nina and Andy in the fall of 1969 before returning home early in 1970.

Keywords:   Holland, Nina, Dutch man, Gerrit DeBruin, biggest fan, Andy, post-concert party, Amsterdam Hilton

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