INFLUENTIAL SINGER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1915

Billie_Holiday

Billie Holiday
(born Eleanora Harris) (April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959)

Holiday was a jazz singer and songwriter who had a great influence on
the style of jazz and pop singing. One critic wrote that Billie Holiday
“changed the art of American pop vocals forever”. She co-wrote only
a few songs,several of which became jazz standards, notably “God
Bless the Child”.  

1939

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Billie Holiday in 1957

young
Billie Holiday was nicknamed “Lady Day” by a friend and musical
partner, saxophonist Lester “Prez” Young.

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