Dinah holds the record for the longest gap between charting records in the UK. Her first single, September In The Rain, last appeared in the charts in January 1962. She would again chart an incredible 30 years later with Mad About The Boy in April 1992.
Dinah was married to pro football player Richard Lane from early 1963 until her death in December of the same year.
Dinah was the mother of one son.
Dinah was dubbed "Queen Of The Blues".
Dinah chose and imposed Quincy Jones as her musical arranger, when he was not yet a name in the music industry.
Dinah was ranked #48 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll.
Dinah was inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1987.
Dinah was elected into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993 for the category of Early Influence.
Dinah was one of the performers featured on a set of stamps of Rock and Blues legends issued by the U.S. Postal Service in June 1993.
Her name was changed from Ruth Lee Jones to Dinah Washington by Lionel Hampton.
Dinah was married a total of seven times.
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