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Lovelace Watkins

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Lovelace Watkins (March 6, 1933– June 11, 1995) was an American, Las Vegas-based singer and performer (also nicknamed "The Black Sinatra"), who achieved prominence in America as well as in Europe and Australia. Biography Watkins was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, in 1933. He was of African, Indian and Spanish heritage. His mother gave birth to him at fourteen years old, and he was raised by his grandmother. He studied microbiology at Rutgers University, and also trained as a boxer. His operatically trained and signature booming voice took him to Europe where he was invited to entertain at the Royal Command Performance for the Queen of the United Kingdom. The Times called him “the best entertainer on earth.” In South Africa, he received two gold albums, and a public parade was held in his honor which was unprecedented for a black entertainer at the height of apartheid. He appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1961 while promoting his album, "The Big, Big Voice of Lovelace
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