In 1973, she performed in concert at Carnegie Hall. Among other selections, she sang “The Times, They Are A Changin’”.
It was a hit.
Her last concert was in Paris. In 1975 she performed in a final retrospective at Le Bonibo theater. Sophia Loren and Princess Grace were in the audience, and Le Figaro wrote, “For the second time in fifty years, Josephine Baker has conquered Paris.”
As she listened to the fifteen minute long ovation, Josephine was said to remark, “Now I can die.”
And so she did. She died, peacefully, in her sleep, four days later. She was given a full military funeral, with a 21 gun salute. Twenty thousand people took to the streets of Paris to watch her funeral procession. Although her grave is in Monaco, she was the first American woman to receive full French honors at her funeral.