Sixties Music Secrets

Do You Want To Know A Secret: The Singing Nun

Written on November 21, 2016   By   in Do You Want to Know a Secret?

Do you remember The Singing Nun? In 1963 she had a number one record with her song “Dominique” Her real name was Jeanine Deckers and she lived in a convent in Belgium. “Dominique”was not just a hit in the U.S. it was an international smash. Ms. Deckers toured the world, even appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. The Singing Nun made a small fortune from “Dominique” which she donated to the Catholic Church, only to find out that she owed hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid taxes. Sadly, in 1985 The Singing Nun died pennyiless in a double suicide pact with her longtime lesbian lover from an overdose of alcohol and barbiturates….You can’t make this stuff up…. And perhaps you should listen..

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