Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong. Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996) Jazz Singer - Early Scat Performer. Born in VA and moved to Yonkers, NY after her father died. Wanted to be a dancer but as a fluke sang at the Apollo Theater Amateur Hour one evening and the rest is history.
Sonny Rollins [b.1930] When he was playing nothing could get in his way. Once, at an outdoor concert at Saugerties, New York, in the summer of 1985, after playing for nearly fifteen minutes and wanting "to get closer to the people," he jumped off the high stage and shattered his heel. The pain was so great he couldn't get back onto his feet, but he went right on playing from the ground, "not because the show must go on," he explained, "but because I still was able to blow."