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  • Peter F

    “If I'm going to sing like someone else, then I don't need to sing at all.” - Billie Holiday April 7, 1915, 2:30 AM in: Philadelphia (PA) (United States) Sun: 16°24' Aries AS: 2°07' Aquarius Moon: 22°23' Capricorn MC: 24°12' Scorpio Dominants: Pisces, Aquarius, Cancer Uranus, Neptune, Pluto Houses 2, 1, 5 / Water, Air / Cardinal Chinese Astrology: Wood Cat Numerology: Birthpath 9 Height: Billie Holiday is 5' 5" (1m65) tall

  • Deana Gorena

    “If I'm going to sing like someone else, then I don't need to sing at all.” - Billie Holiday, my soul twin.

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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".

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