Happy Birthday Eleanora Fagan (April 7, 1915-July 17, 1959), otherwise known as #BillieHoliday! In 1937, Lester Young, whom Holiday had nicknamed "Prez" gave her the nickname "Lady Day" and that was the year she joined Count Basie's Band.
Interesting tidbit: Met a retired educator at the library one day, who told me as a young lady she used to walk Billie Holiday's dog.
There will never be another #LadyDay.
#TellMeMoreandThenSome documentary will be released later this year and Billie Holiday's career will be discussed in the film.
The autographed Billie Holiday 45 RPM is courtesy of #NannyJackAndCoArchives