Born Beverly Grace Jones on May 19, 1948 in Jamaica, Jones has had a remarkable career as a singer, songwriter, record producer, actress and model. As a singer, she is most notably known for her 1984 release, A One Man Show, which was nominated for a Grammy Award and often most remembered for her 1985 album cover of Island Life. As an actress, she has made appearances in Boomerang, Conan The Destroyer, stage-play The Wiz and many more. At the age of 17 a, her career was birthed as a model for the likes of Yves St Laurent, and eventually others. Standing at 5 ’10 1/2, Jones was always known for her androgynous style and beautiful dark skin. Though full of many accomplishments, Jones never imagined writing her own stories. In fact, she referenced it in one of her songs.
“I wrote a song called Art Groupie. First line said ‘I’ll never write my memoirs’ — that was a long time ago. Since then, I thought, if I don’t do it, somebody else will.” Since then, Jones has decided it be best that she tells her own stories. Her memoir, “I’ll Never Write My Memoirs” is set to release on September 29th, courtesy of Simon & Schuster. A total of 368 pages, the book will also feature sixteen full color photos, all mostly from her personal archive.
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