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Diane Schuur
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Vocalist
    (December 10, 1953- )
    Born in Tacoma, Washington
    Jazz singer and pianist
    Recorded the albums 'Schuur Thing' (1985), 'Timeless' (1986), 'Diane Schuur and the Count Basie Orchestra' (1987), 'Talkin' 'Bout You' (1988), 'Heart to Heart' (with B.B. King, 1994), 'Friends for Schuur' (2000), 'Swingin' for Schuur' (with Maynard Ferguson, 2001), 'Midnight' (2003), and 'I Remember You: Love to Stan and Frank' (2014)
    Early in her career, she was dubbed 'Lady Overkill' and admitted, 'It used to be that I'd blast out each song, trying to outdo myself each time.'
    She had an eating disorder, eventually weighing 230 pounds at only five feet, zero inches in height.
    She abused drugs and alcohol, once nearly drowning while tripping on psilocybin.
    She was stopped from jumping out a third-floor window by her brother-in-law.
    She was born prematurely and was blinded by too much oxygen in the incubator.
    She has perfect pitch.
    She has a three-and-a-half octave range.
    She lost 100 pounds.
    The album 'Diane Schuur and the Count Basie Orchestra' topped Billboard's jazz albums chart for over half a year (33 weeks, to be specific).

Credit: C. Fishel


    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
 
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