On July 17 Billie Holiday passed away…

On July 17, 1959 Billie Holiday died in New York at the age of 44 from liver complications leading to heart failure and pulmonary edema (fluid in the lungs). The liver complications were caused by years of alcohol abuse. At the time of her being admitted into a New York hospital, Holiday was arrested for…

On April 7 Billie Holiday was born…

On April 7, 1915 Billie Holiday (real name Eleanora Fagan) was born. Often credited for changing the art of singing in terms of pop vocals, Holiday was known for influencing the landscape of jazz with her unique vocal style, particularly her tempo. Nicknamed “Lady Day,” some of Holiday’s most signature hits include “Lady Sings the…

On July 17 Billie Holiday passed away…

On July 17, 1959 Billie Holiday died in New York at the age of 44 from liver complications leading to heart failure and pulmonary edema (fluid in the lungs). The liver complications were caused by years of alcohol abuse. At the time of her being admitted into a New York hospital, Holiday was arrested for…

On April 7 Billie Holiday was born…

On April 7, 1915 Billie Holiday (real name Eleanora Fagan) was born. Often credited for changing the art of singing in terms of pop vocals, Holiday was known for influencing the landscape of jazz with her unique vocal style, particularly her tempo. Nicknamed “Lady Day,” some of Holiday’s most signature hits include “Lady Sings the…

On July 17 Billie Holiday passed away…

On July 17, 1959 Billie Holiday died in New York at the age of 44 from liver complications leading to heart failure and pulmonary edema (fluid in the lungs). The liver complications were caused by years of alcohol abuse. At the time of her being admitted into a New York hospital, Holiday was arrested for…

April 7 Billie Holiday was born…

On April 7, 1915 Billie Holiday (real name Eleanora Fagan) was born. Often credited for changing the art of singing in terms of pop vocals, Holiday was known for influencing the landscape of jazz with her unique vocal style, particularly her tempo. Nicknamed “Lady Day,” some of Holiday’s most signature hits include “Lady Sings the…

On April 7 Billie Holiday was born …

On April 7, 1915, Billie Holiday (real name Eleanora Fagan) was born. Often credited for changing the art of singing in terms of pop vocals, Holiday was known for influencing the landscape of jazz with her unique vocal style, particularly her tempo. Nicknamed “Lady Day,” some of Holiday’s most signature hits include “Lady Sings the…