Billie Holiday’s birthday
Originally shared by Di S
1915, Born on this day, 4/7…Billie Holiday, (Elinore Harris), the greatest female jazz singer of all time. Made over 100 records, worked with Count Basie, Duke Ellington, numerous arrests for drugs possession. Died on 17th July 1959 from liver failure, aged 44.
Billie’s original version from 1946..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rk1IKHd_0fk although I prefer Diana Ross’ version from the movie „Lady Sings the Blues” from 1972..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVxr8_Qyxo4