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The Jazz Scene 1960. William Claxton photographed jazz musicians for record labels. Credited as the wife of be-bop trumpeter Donald Byrd. Her name is Lorraine Glover and Byrds song Elgy stands for her initials. Or her name is Yourna Byrd. dont quote me.
Billie Holiday. #billieholiday
NOT BILLIE HOLIDAY, but a pic I like anyway. This is either Lorraine Glover or Yourna Byrd on 48th Street, New York City cira. 1955-56. Both names have been mentioned for the wife of famous hard-bop trumpet player Donald Byrd.
Not Billie Holiday - This is actually the wife of hard bop trumpet player Donald Byrd. Taken by William Claxton, 1960. There is on-going controversy about her name. Yourna Byrd vs. Lorraine Glover. One person stated that in Mr. Byrd's obituary that Lorraine Glover was listed as his wife, but he also recorded a song entitled Yourna that is said to be for his wife. Are they the same person? No matter, it's still not Lady Day!
Billie Holiday by Roy DeCarava in the Photographs Dept.
Billie Holiday: definitely a favorite of mine. I have no board that could encompass all of the amazingness that is Billie, however Crazy Coolness will have to do.
the incomparable Billie Holiday
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Billie Holiday- beyond amazing #lbblegends
Lorraine Glover. Photo by William Claxton, 1960.
Billie Holiday by Burt Goldblatt in 1958
Billie Holiday at the d’Orly airport, Paris, photographed by Jean-Pierre Leloir, 1958.
Billie Holiday photographed by Bob Willoughby (1952)
Billie Holiday ~ Suffering with depression, Billie made some beautiful music. She has tragic beauty
Billie Holiday, 1957, photo by Don Hunstein Taken 2 years before I was born.Beautiful lady & voice.