Lady Day’s birthday today

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April 8, 2014 by dontbringlulubook

Jazz singer Billie Holiday who was born in 1915. She was known as Lady Day. Co-incidentally, Lulu Onions was born on Lady Day on March 25, 1962. She was already named after a jazz star, Louis Armstrong – Ron and Doris Onions had hoped for a boy.

YouTube offers footage of Billie singing Strange Fruit here – 

and a happier note at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4ZyuULy9zs

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