1969 – “Four Women” a song written by Nina Simone about four different African American women with varying tones of skin ranging from light to dark and how each one represents an African American stereotype in society is the framework for the song. Her vocal career began in 1954 in an Atlantic City, New Jersey, nightclub when the club owner threatened to fire her unless she sang too. The four women who inhabit the song’s four verses are archetypes. One is a caretaker, the next a mixed-race daughter of a white father, the third an unapologetic streetwalker. The fourth is a fierce woman famously named “Peaches.” Simone, it has often been said, identified most closely with Peaches.