Carol Kaye - As a session musician, Kaye was the bassist on many Phil Spector and Brian Wilson productions in the 1960s and 1970s. She played guitar on Ritchie Valens' "La Bamba" and is credited with the bass tracks on several Simon & Garfunkel hits and many film scores by Quincy Jones and Lalo Schifrin. One of the most popular albums Carol contributed to was the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds.
Nina Simone, 1965. Born Eunice Kathleen Waymon (1933-2003), Simone was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist widely associated with jazz music. Her musical style arose from a fusion of gospel and pop songs with classical music, accompanied with her expressive jazz-like singing in her characteristic low tenor.