Holiday was born in philadelphia, pennsylvania in 1915, a roman catholic she had a difficult childhood, which affected her life and. Basing his sensitive, perceptive biography on interviews with those who knew the great jazz singer (1915-1959) and on extensive research in court records,. Billie holiday was born on this day in 1915 in her honor, we revisit one of the sadder stories in the annals of american pop music. 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.
The short life and long musical legacy of this blues singer hold endless fascination for a public touched by her genius and the image of her suffering in this first. Eleanora fagan (april 7, 1915 – july 17, 1959), better known as billie holiday, was an lady sings the blues, a film about her life, starring diana ross, was. Born eleanora fagan in 1915, in philadelphia, billie holiday had a difficult childhood which greatly affected her life and career much of her.
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 playlist: press 'play' and read on unlike the child in her iconic 1941 song “god bless the child” who was born into privilege,. Holiday was born elinore fagan on april 7, 1915, in philadelphia pennsylvania, to sarah julia “sadie” fagan, a teenage runaway her father. Most artists belong to their times, but billie holiday, born 100 years ago tuesday, fits in the present in a way, she died before her time, just as. Short bio and ethnicity of billie holiday and billie holiday facts and discussion about her married life.
Billie lady day holiday was born in baltimore in 1915 she endured a hard childhood -- her musician father left the family early, and her mother wasn't able to. “with beautiful prose and nuanced analysis, fessenden navigates the reader through the religious landscape that shaped holiday's life and career and tunes. The legendary billie holiday was born eleanora fagan gough, on april 15, 1915, in baltimore, maryland she changed her name to billie. Billie holiday was an american jazz musician, singer and song writer this biography profiles her childhood, life, music career, achievements.
In a sordid new biography, the great blues singer's life has eclipsed her art billie holiday made hundreds of memorable recordings before her death thirty- five. A collection of information on lady day, billie holiday, a great singer of jazz and blues music unfortunately life and drugs killed her at the age of 44. 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.
To say that billie holiday's songs remain memorable because we know she lived a hard life does her artistry a most insulting disservice. The world of jazz, starting a personal journey which became a life-long project photographing such notables as ella fitzgerald, billie holiday, duke ellington,. Everyone knows about the sex and drugs – but john szwed's biography makes the case for holiday as a complex artist who inspired in many. Born: april 7, 1915 baltimore, maryland died: july 17, 1959 new york, new york african american jazz singer billie holiday was an african american jazz.