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In Honor Of Billie Holiday

bf94283b21ab8056274bb8b9e17e43a1On this day in 1915, legendary jazz singer,Billie Holiday was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Considered to be one of the greatest jazz vocalists of all time, her career thrived for years before she eventually lost her battle with substance abuse. Holiday’s autobiography was eventually made into a film in 1972 titled, Lady Sings the Blues which starred Diana Ross and shed a new light on Holiday’s music. In 2000, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. More than 3,000 people had turned up to say good-bye to Holiday, also known as Lady Day, at her funeral held in St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church on July 21, 1959.  Holiday would have been 101-years old today.

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