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Abbey Lincoln

The jazz singer and actress Abbey Lincoln, who died on Aug 14, first came to my attention via her song ‘For All We Know’, which played over the opening credits of Gus Van Sant’s Drugstore Cowboy (1989).  I was watching the film (as a 14 year-old, without my mother’s knowledge!) as part of the then pay-per-view Film Four channel’s Drugs for Christmas season in ’99 or ’00, and was struck by how the song perfectly captured the sad, wistful and strangely old-fashioned tone of the film.

R.I.P. Abbey

Abbey Lincoln 1930-2010