Hartismere School

Est. 1451. An outstanding coeducational secondary school & sixth form college and England's first academy

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Young Gifted and Black - Bob and Marcia

Bob and Marcia were a Jamaican vocal duo that consisted of Bob Andy and Marcia Griffiths. They had a #5 UK hit single in 1970 with 'Young, Gifted and Black' which was originally recorded by Nina Simone. Written in memory of Simone's late friend Lorraine Hansberry, author of the play Raisin in the Sun, the song was originally recorded by Simone for her 1970 album Black Gold.