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7th April 1915

Billie Holiday

American jazz singer and songwriter

Eleanora Fagan, better known as Billie Holiday, was an American jazz singer with a career spanning nearly thirty years. Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend and music partner Lester Young, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz music and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. She was known for her vocal delivery and improvisational skills, which made up for her limited range and lack of formal music education.

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  • Lived from
    1915 - 1959 (Died age 44)
  • Birthday:
    7th April 1915
  • Gender:
    Female
  • Star Sign:
    Aries
  • Place of Birth:
    Philadelphia
  • Country:
    United States of America

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