Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday (Eleanora Fagan Gough, April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Nicknamed Lady Day, Holiday was a seminal influence on jazz and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. Above all, she was admired for her deeply personal and intimate approach to singing.

Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan[1][4] April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend and musical partner Lester Young, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz and pop singing. Died age 44 - pulmonary edema and heart failure caused by cirrhosis of the liver

Lou Armstrong by Bertram Stern

louis armstrong and billie holiday, 1940s

Billie Holiday

Janis Joplin.

Billie Holiday with her dog, Mister, ca. 1947. ☀

Portrait of Billie Holiday, Downbeat, New York, N.Y., ca. Feb. 194?, photographed by WIlliam Gottlieb.

Billie Burke {Glinda the good witch}

Bill Withers - Lovely Day (Original Version)

Edith Piaf

Billie Holiday

19 year old Billie Holiday

Shania Twain

Ella Fitzgerald.

Sade

Sade (born 16 January 1959), Nigerian-born British singer-songwriter, composer, and record producer from Ibadan, Oyo State.

1958 "Lady In Satin" album on Columbia Records. Mono version. The mono issue had one extra song that the stereo issue did not, "The End Of A Love Affair". This song was not mixed to stereo until decades later. One of the best vocal jazz albums of all time!

Marvin Gaye