On This Day (April 7)…Happy Birthday, Billie Holiday!

The jazz singer Eleanora Fagan, known professionally as Billie Holiday, was born on this day in 1915. Holiday singing onstage. Retrieved from here. A young Holiday began singing along with records of such jazz legends as Louis Armstrong before transitioning to nightclubs in Harlem in her teens. Despite her lack of formal training, Holiday had … Continue reading On This Day (April 7)…Happy Birthday, Billie Holiday!