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Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan) April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959)[4] 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. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo.

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"I hate straight singing. I have to change a tune to my own way of doing it. That's all I know." - Billie Holiday

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Billie Holiday’s glamorous, dramatic style enhanced the message of powerful music: she favored sweeping gowns and '40s-era floral prints...