Flashback Friday: Billie Holiday
Today, July 16, marks the passing of the incomparable singer Ms. Billie Holiday. Few vocalists before or since have been able to spin such emotional depth through such a lovely voice. This Flashback Friday, we honor the Jazz great, adoring everything from her flawless eyebrows to the trademark flower in her hair. We might even brush up on her history since there are rumors of a Billie biopic starring Mary J. Blige floating around. Let's prepare shall we?
It was as a child growing up in a brothel that Billie heard the music of Louis Armstrong and Bessie Smith. Later in her career, Billie befriended Louis, and even performed alongside him in the film, “New Orleans.”