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?
In 1947, Billie was arrested for narcotics (opium) possession in New York and then later in San Francisco. Finally, she lost her New York City Cabaret Card, which kept her from working in clubs for the last 12 years of her life, with the exception of the Ebony Club in 1948.