Billie holiday's voice carried a soulful sadness that echoed throughout her short life although she lived to see fame and success, she died a. Her original name and birthplace have been wrong for years but were finally listed correctly by donald clarke's definitive billie holiday biography wishing on . Biography of billie holiday on oldiescom statements made by the singer in her 1956 autobiography, lady sings the blues, were true, despite having been. Born to a poor family in baltimore, maryland, billie holiday's real name was eleanora fagan her father was a guitarist and left her mother early in life billie.
Billie holiday was the pre-eminent jazz singer of her day and among although her brief life was fraught with tragedy, holiday left a. Billie holiday's life was tragic born into out-of-wedlock poverty, she rose to a position of artistic pre-eminence in the world of jazz, but her personal life was one . About billie holiday “revelatory one of the most briskly revealing pieces of jazz biography that i've read” —richard brody, the new yorker when billie. When billie holiday died in 1959, a harlem graffito summed up her sense of the turbulent, troubled life of a great jazz artist who seemed.
The life and songs of billie holiday billie holiday hi, i am eleanor fagan gough , or most of you know me as lady day or billie holiday i am known, as one of. On april 7, 1917, billie holiday was born in philadelphia, pa she first discovered jazz music as a young girl running errands in a baltimore, md. Learn about billie holiday: her birthday, what she did before fame, her family life, fun trivia facts, popularity rankings, and more.
Billie holiday (1915-1959) was one of the greatest jazz singers of all time her light and untrained voice was amazing, but her hard early life. Jazz singer billie holiday wears a large white flower in her hair for a by holiday's music, and to mark the centennial of her role model's birth,. Considered by many to be the greatest jazz vocalist of all time, billie holiday lived a tempestuous and difficult life her singing expressed an. Billie holiday (april 7, 1915 – july 17, 1959), born eleanora fagan goughy, was an american singer, generally considered one of the greatest jazz voices of all.
Billie holiday's autobiography, lady sings the blues, begins with one of the great all-time leads: mom and pop were just a couple of kids. Arguably one of the greatest jazz singers of all time, billie holiday was a figure of controversy throughout her short life (she died at 44) a black. For doers of the commissioner's bidding, billie holiday was “an attractive in her autobiography billie described the harlem apartment she.
Eleanora fagan (april 7, 1915 – july 17, 1959), better known as billie holiday, was an holiday's autobiography, lady sings the blues, first published in 1956, is sketchy on details of her early life, but much was confirmed by stuart nicholson . John szwed's new book, billie holiday: the musician and the myth, nathan gelgud comic inspired by john szwed's billie holiday biography,. A guide to billie holiday: biography, discography, reviews, links.
Billie holiday was born eleanora fagan in nineteen fifteen in baltimore, maryland her parents were sadie fagan and clarence holiday. I'm talking about billie holiday's voice, but i'm not talking about her singing voice i'm talking mr ehrlich recently allowed his biography to be written my trial is. Billie holiday (1915-1959), the legendary jazz singer whose vocal stylings were deeply affecting, continues to enthrall this biography conveys her hard-luck.