PRI's The World Published by PRI's The World To find success, soul singer Sharon Jones had to leave the US Listen Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/686052/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Soul singer Sharon Jones died this month at age 60 after a battle with cancer. Jones got major love from a lot of places overseas, including the UK and Australia. But her US fame didn't take off until she was 50.