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    billie holiday photo

  • Alexandra

    "No two people on Earth are alike, and it's got to be that way in music or else it isn't music." -Billie Holiday <3

  • MR III

    "LADY DAY"- BILLIE HOLLIDAY - "No two people on Earth are alike, and it's got to be that way in music or else it isn't music."

  • Julie-Ann Neywick

    Billie Holiday, Enhanced Photo by me. 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. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo.

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Lorraine Glover, wife of hard bop trumpet star Donald Byrd. Photograph was taken by famed jazz photographer William Claxton in 1960

Lorraine Glover. Photo by William Claxton, 1960.

  • Patti Littlefield

    Hi Just wanted to let you know that this is not Billie Holiday. It is a picture of Lorraine Glover. "Lorraine Glover was the wife of hard bop trumpet star Donald Byrd. Photograph was taken by famed jazz photographer William Claxton in 1960 – when Billie Holiday was already deceased. This beautiful photo keeps popping up on the internet with the wrong caption. And by the way: It’s not Valaida Snow a jazz trumpeter, either" Just FYI http://urbanmogullife.com

  • Vicki VanValkenburgh

    Thanks for the correction. I never even read some of the captions when I'm repinning, and that was evidently the case here, as Billie wasn't even spelled correctly! But it's good to know. I will edit the caption accordingly.

Billie Holiday ( April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Holiday had 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. Critic John Bush wrote that Holiday "changed the art of American pop vocals forever." She co-wrote only a few songs, but several of them have become jazz standards, notably "God Bless the Child", "Don't Explain", "Fine and Mellow".

Billie Holiday. Shocking fact: Her recording of Gloomy Sunday is, legendarily, responsible for more suicides than any other song, and has been banned from radio play by many countries - England, for example, lifted its ban only a few years ago.

  • HoneyDrop

    I actually have a pin of her and her husband on the subway I think I pinned it on my Donald Byrd board:)

  • Patti Littlefield

    I can't figure out why people think this is Billie Holiday. I don't think Lorraine even looks like Billie. "Lorraine Glover, was the wife of hard bop trumpet star Donald Byrd. Photograph was taken by famed jazz photographer William Claxton in 1960 – when Billie Holiday was already deceased. This beautiful photo keeps popping up on the internet with the wrong caption. It’s not Valaida Snow (female jazz trumpet player) either :)

  • RCro

    I try and send a note every time that I come across this one. Lorraine Glover was in fact married to Donald Byrd at the time titis

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