April 7, 1915

“If I’m going to sing like someone else, then I don’t need to sing at all”

Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday American musician was born.

Eleanora Fagan, known professionally as Billie Holiday, was an American jazz and swing music singer. Nicknamed “Lady Day” by her friend and music partner Lester Young, Holiday had an innovative influence on jazz music and pop singing. (Wikipedia)

Billie Holiday- Associated Links:

  • Billie Holiday | Biography.com
  • Billie Holiday | American Masters | PBS
  • Billie Holiday Biography & History | All Music
  • Billie Holiday: A Singer Beyond Our Understanding | NPR Music: 

Podcasts:

Lady Billie Day | Spotify