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    Jazz Posters Billie Holiday | ... - Billie Holiday (1915-1959) Fine Art Prints and Posters for Sale

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    African American Art - Billie Holiday (1915-1959) by Granger

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    Eleanora Fagan Gough (while her birth certificate reads Elinore Harris) changed her name to "Billie Holiday" because of her admiration for film star "Billie Dove." She was also known as "Lady Day" and received that nickname from sax player Lester Young.

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Billie Holiday. A woman with a traumatic childhood, an unloving family and was forced into prostitution. She used her talent and sang her way to fame. Loved for her individual style and phrasing she became the queen of blues recognised for her signature mechalcholic ballads. Her life was cut short after several abusive husbands and an addiction to drugs. The worls has never been the same. #womenwhochangedtheworld

Billie Holiday photographed by Bob Willoughby (1952)

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".

She has consoled me through heartache and heartbreak for most of my life. Thank You Billie.