Billie Holiday, born Eleanora Fagan (April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959), was an African American jazz singer with a career spanning nearly thirty years. Nicknamed "Lady Day".
Billie Holiday was a true artist of her day and rose as a social phenomenon in the 1950s. Her soulful, unique singing voice and her ability to boldly turn any material that she confronted into her own music made her a superstar of her time.
✨ Billie Holiday Trade Marks
★ Gardenia flower in her hair
★ Unique soulful singing voice
She died with 70 cents in the bank and $750 strapped to her leg -- a reminder of her lifelong fear of poverty.
Her grandfather was one of 17 children born to a black Virginia slave and her white Irish master.
Posthumously inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for "God Bless the Child" (1976), "Strange Fruit" (1978), "Lover Man" (1989) and "Lady In Satin" (2000).
Her vocal range spanned a ninth - just over one octave.
Enjoyed reading comic books, including Captain Marvel, throughout her adult life.
Scrubbed floors in a brothel and tried to become a dancer before an audition pianist asked if she could sing.
✨ Billie Holiday Quotes:
"Don't threaten me with love, baby. Let's just go walking in the rain."
"I'm always making a comeback but nobody ever tells me where I've been."
"You've got to have something to eat and a little love in your life before you can hold still for any damn body's sermon on how to behave."
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This is a uniquely restored enhanced image to get the most wonderful print possible.
All images used have been retouched to remove any major imperfections and then enhanced for digital printing.
The images are of the highest quality and mostly 300 dpi.
The poster would look great on your wall, or as a present, also great for framing.
★ Size of poster is 8 x 10, 16 x 20, or 30 x 40. Please choose your size.
★ Beautiful prints, printed on state of the art printers
★ Shipped from the UK for UK customers. We have a distribution center in the UK, mainly using Royal Mail, FEDex or UPS
★ Shipped from the USA for USA customers. We have distribution centers in the USA too, mainly using FEDex, UPS or DHL
★ Shipped from the EU for EU customers. We have a distribution centers Germany, France and other EU states
★ Giant sized 30 x 40, large Billie Holiday poster 16 x 20, or just medium 8 x 10 inches
★ Digitally enhanced and remastered images
★ Printed on high quality premium matte 170gsm finished paper.
It comes carefully packed, rolled in a cardboard fitted tube for posters above 8 x 12 (A4) size, and flat sturdy cardboard packaging for anything below A4 size.