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Billie Holiday

Photograph by Carl Van Vechten.

1949 March 23.

 

Location: LOT 12735, no. 519

Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-89028

Library of Congress

http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/list/235_poh.html

TIFF > JPEG by Anglonautes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Billie Holiday performing.

 

Ted Williams/Iconic Images

 

Hearing Music in Photos of Jazz Giants

By John Leland        NYT        Aug. 16, 2016

http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/08/16/
hearing-music-in-photos-of-jazz-giants/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What do I care if icicles form … Billie Holiday.

 

Photograph: AP

 

The playlist: Christmas jazz – Billie Holiday, Chet Baker, Miles Davis and more

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Tuesday 15 December 2015    15.07 GMT

Last modified on Tuesday 15 December 2015    15.09 GMT

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/dec/15/the-playlist-jazz-billie-holiday-chet-baker-miles-davis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Billie Holiday, circa 1952,

seven years before her death.

 

Bob Willoughby/Redferns-Getty Images

 

For Billie Holiday’s 100th Birthday, Tributes and New Releases

By BEN RATLIFF        NYT        APRIL 2, 2015

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/03/
arts/music/for-billie-holidays-100th-birthday-tributes-and-new-releases.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Billie Holiday at a Commodore recording session in 1939.

 

The musicians are, from left,

Johnny Williams, Frankie Newton,

Stan Payne and Kenneth Hollon.

 

Charles Peterson/Hulton Archive-Getty Images

 

For Billie Holiday’s 100th Birthday, Tributes and New Releases

By BEN RATLIFF        NYT        APRIL 2, 2015

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/03/
arts/music/for-billie-holidays-100th-birthday-tributes-and-new-releases.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Billie Holiday backstage with her pet Chihuahua, Pepi.

 

Jerry Dantzic

 

Backstage With Billie Holiday

NYT        By John Leland        Mar. 14, 2017

https://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2017/03/14/
backstage-with-billie-holiday-jerry-dantzic/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jam Session

Billie Holiday (C) singing "Fine & Mellow"

accompanied by Cozy Cole on drums,

James P. Johnson at piano

& other unident. musicians

during jam session

in studio of LIFE photographer Gjon Mili.

 

Location: New York, NY, US

Date taken: 1941

 

Photographer: Gjon Mili

Life Images

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/167340b9b7814ce7.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Billie Holiday / "Lady Day"    1915-1959

 

 

Miss Holiday

became a singer

more from desperation

than desire.

 

She was named

Eleanora Fagan

after her birth

in Baltimore.

 

She was the daughter

of a 13-year-old mother,

Sadie Fagan,

and a 15-year-old father

who were married there

years after she was born.

 

The first

and major influence

on her singing

came when as a child

she ran errands

for the girls

in a near-by brothel

in return for the privilege

of listening to recordings

by Mr. Armstrong

and Miss Smith.

http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0407.html

 

 

 

 

By early 1959

she had cirrhosis

of the liver,

and she died

on 15 July,

from heart failure

caused

by her condition.

 

She died

leaving 70 cents

in the bank.

http://www.theguardian.com/music/gallery/2015/apr/07/
billie-holidays-centenary-a-life-in-pictures

 

 

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/database/holiday_b.html

http://www.npr.org/artists/14894617/billie-holiday

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/jazz/profiles/billie_holiday.shtml

http://www.theguardian.com/music/billie-holiday

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2019/08/20/
752909807/strange-fruit

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/04/
t-magazine/mintons-jazz-club-harlem-bebop.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2017/12/14/
blogs/a-look-at-the-heart-wrenching-moments-from-equal-rights-battles/
s/14-lens-smolan-slide-TDUK.html

https://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2017/03/14/
backstage-with-billie-holiday-jerry-dantzic/

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2015/jun/23/
billie-holiday-records-from-a-rented-room

http://www.theguardian.com/music/gallery/2015/apr/07/
billie-holidays-centenary-a-life-in-pictures

http://www.npr.org/2015/04/07/
397877385/billie-holiday-a-singer-beyond-our-understanding

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/03/
arts/music/for-billie-holidays-100th-birthday-tributes-and-new-releases.html

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/feb/16/
protest-songs-billie-holiday-strange-fruit

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/feb/16/
what-makes-a-great-protest-song

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2009/may/25/
jazz-billie-holiday-strange-fruit

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2007/aug/18/
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