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Billie Holiday, Downbeat, New York, N.Y., ca. Feb. 1947

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

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Getty Acquires, Restores Third Robert Johnson Image

Getty Acquires, Restores Third Robert Johnson Image Robert Johnson, the early-twentieth-century blues singer who, as the legend goes, made a deal with the Devil in exchange for his musical talent, is best known for two things: The first being his incredible talent as a blues musician, influencing the likes of Eric Clapton and many others, and the second being the fact that only two verified images of the singer exist anywhere—until now.

Charles "Charlie" Parker, Jr. (August 29, 1920 – March 12, 1955), also known as "Yardbird" and "Bird", was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Miles Davis once said, "You can tell the history of jazz in four words: Louis Armstrong. Charlie Parker."