Jazz singer Billie Holiday was born today (April 7) in 1915. “I don’t sing novelty. The things that I sing have to have something to do with me—my life, my friends’ lives. It has to have a meaning.” 🌺 https://t.co/k8Ri11z1cd
Two days ago it was the 70th anniversary of the day when Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were sentenced to death in the US convicted of spying for the USSR, leaving their 2 sons orphaned. Today is the 106th anniversary of the birth of Billie Holiday. There is a poignant link. 1/2
Searingly expressive, tragically haunting singer Billie Holiday b otd 1915:
"If I'm going to sing like someone else, then I don't need to sing at all."
"I'm always making a comeback but nobody ever tells me where I've been."
"If I don't have friends, then I ain't got nothing." https://t.co/QoMxMVVMRJ
In 1999, TIME Magazine named Billie Holiday’s original studio recording of “Strange Fruit,” a 1939 protest song against lynching that was originally written as a poem by Abel Meeropol, the “song of the century.”
“You can't copy anybody and end with anything. No two people on earth are alike, and it's got to be that way in music or it isn't music.” ― Billie Holiday (b. April 7, 1915)
#HappyBirthday #BillieHoliday #MusicIsLife #musica #wednesdaythought #WednesdayMotivation https://t.co/4odOsLgpoQ
7 April 1915: #Jazz singer great Billie #Holiday, born as Eleanora Fagan, is born in #Baltimore, #Maryland. She won four #Grammy Awards all posthumously for Best Historical #Album. #music #Billie #history #HappyBirthday #ad https://t.co/YFt4wUKkb2https://t.co/NbWLF7NrSK
BILLIE HOLIDAY “LADY DAY” 07-04-1915 / 17-07-1959
Material en torno a su vida, orquestas y clubs en los que actuó, fotomontaje de su infancia y madurez e intervenciones de personas que la conocieron. Jazz Entre Amigos, "Cifu"
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