Billie Holiday was born on 7th April, 1915 was an American jazz singer and songwriter.
Biography and Career
Raised Roman Catholic, Billie Holiday had an incredibly difficult childhood, which greatly affected both her life and her career. A great deal was revealed about her early life by author Stuart Nicholson in his book, Billie Holiday (1995), which confirmed a considerable amount of information which had been thought not to be true for many years.
Her autobiography, Lady Sings the Blues, which was first published in 1956, is sketchy when it comes to details abut her early life but has been proven by the Nicholson research to be accurate at its roots.
Nicknamed Lady Day by her friend and musical partner Lester Young, Holiday was a seminal influence on jazz a
nd pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. Above all, she was admired all over the world for her deeply personal and intimate approach to singing.
Critic John Bush wrote that she "changed the art of American pop vocals forever." She co-wrote only a few songs, but several of them have become jazz standards, notably "God Bless the Child", "Don't Explain", "Fine and Mellow, "and "Lady Sings the Blues".
She also became famous for singing jazz standards that were written by other people, including "Easy Living" and "Strange Fruit".
During her final period of separation from her mother, Billie began to perform the songs she learned with working in the
She was died on 17th July, 1959.
Why do we like Billie Holiday
We like Billie Holiday because of her work for 'Easy Living'
Why do Billie Holiday famous
Billie Holiday is famous for singing jazz standards that were written by other people,
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