Honoring Black Ancestors : R.I.P. Jean Knight - Mr. Big Stuff

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Jean Knight, Who Struck Platinum With ‘Mr. Big Stuff,’ Dies at 80​

Her anthem of female strength topped the Billboard R&B chart and reached No. 2 on the pop chart in 1971. Its appeal has endured.

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A black-and-white photo of Jean Knight singing on a television show. She wears a dark pantsuit and holds a microphone in her left hand. Her hair is piled high.

Jean Knight around the time her single “Mr. Big Stuff” was climbing the charts.Credit...Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

A black-and-white photo of Jean Knight singing on a television show. She wears a dark pantsuit and holds a microphone in her left hand. Her hair is piled high.

Richard Sandomir
By Richard Sandomir
Nov. 28, 2023
Jean Knight, a soul singer whose memorable single “Mr. Big Stuff,” a brassy anthem of female strength, rose to No. 1 on Billboard’s rhythm and blues chart in 1971, died on Wednesday in Tampa, Fla. She was 80.... https://www.nytimes.com/2023/11/28/arts/music/jean-knight-dead.html
 

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