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?
On July 17, 1959 Ms. Holiday died of heart failure brought on by congestion of the lungs. Here fans and friends of the late jazz singer surround her casket as it’s carried into church for a solemn requiem mass. Ultimately, Billie garnered numerous awards and an induction into the Rock and Rock Hall of Fame, but her biggest contribution has been her lasting legacy carried on by today’s soul singers.