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.

Billie Holiday has become a mythic presence in absentia.
William Gottlieb/Getty Images Official Website:  
  I never hurt nobody but myself and that's nobody's business but my own.
 Obit from the NY Times:

 The Art of Her Life from the New Yorker:

Her Tragic Life:

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.