Music of a Movement: 20 Socially Conscious Classics
Nina Simone: "Why? (The King of Love is Dead)"
Nina Simone's bass player Gene Taylor penned this classic tribute to Rev. Martin...
Nina Simone's bass player Gene Taylor penned this classic tribute to Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. a few days after his assassination in 1968. "What's gonna happen now?/ In all of our cities?" sang a tearful Simone when she performed the song for the first time at the Westbury Music Festival on Long Island, New York.