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[Portrait of Carol Kidd at piano]

The Scottish jazz singer Carol Kidd was born in Glasgow in 1945. During the 1970s she was a vocalist in Jimmy Feighan’s band, but her big break came in 1990 when Frank Sinatra asked Kidd to appear with him at Ibrox Stadium. Sinatra referred to her as ‘the best kept secret in British jazz’. She has subsequently enjoyed a career as one of the most popular singers in the United States.

Eve Arnold began photographing in 1946 and was the first woman to join Magnum Photographs in 1957. She portrayed many cultural icons, from Malcolm X to Marilyn Monroe. In 1987 Arnold was commissioned to photograph Kidd for her third album Nice Work.

Credit: Purchased 2015

1987
Silver gelatine print
20.32 x 25.4cm
PGP 863
Image © Eve Arnold / Magnum Photos
Text © National Galleries of Scotland, 2021