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.

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Janis Joplin.

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

19 year old Billie Holiday

Billie Burke {Glinda the good witch}

Billie Holiday

Young B.B. King

Bill Withers - Lovely Day (Original Version)

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Billie Holiday 1915-1959 - Given the title “First Lady of the Blues” she was widely considered to be the greatest and most expressive jazz singer of all time. Despite her early death at 44, her unique voice and style helped define the jazz era. Her vinyl recordings are widely sought after today.

Ella Fitzgerald.

Ella Fitzgerald - the "First Lady of Song", "Queen of Jazz", and "Lady Ella", was an American jazz vocalist

1944 – Diana Ross, American singer and actress (The Supremes) | Including her work with The Supremes, Ross has released 67 albums.

Billie Holliday!

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