Friday, April 7, 2017

Happy Birthday Billie Holliday




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 the country was beginning to talk about race, drugs, feminism and misogyny — all of which converged in her life.
http://www.npr.org/2015/04/07/397877385/billie-holiday-a-singer-beyond-our-understanding

Billie Holiday has become a mythic presence in absentia.
William Gottlieb/Getty Images Official Website: http://www.billieholiday.com  
  I never hurt nobody but myself and that's nobody's business but my own.
 Obit from the NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0407.html

 
 The Art of Her Life from the New Yorker: http://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/the-art-of-billie-holidays-life

Her Tragic Life: http://www.legacy.com/news/celebrity-deaths/article/billie-holiday-the-tragic-life-of-lady-day

1 comment:

Carla Ives said...

I have always been a huge fan of Billie Holliday, even though she died when I was just a little girl. Her music will always live on in the hearts of those who loved her.