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Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday

NTS aired an episode dedicated to the music of Billie Holiday on 9 September 2013. Billie Holiday has been played on NTS over 30 times, featured on 30 episodes and was first played on 21 January 2013.

Billie Holiday (Eleanora Fagan Gough, Philadelphia, PA, April 7, 1915 – New York City, NY, July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter.

Nicknamed Lady Day by her loyal friend and musical partner Lester Young, Holiday was a highly original influence on jazz and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. Above all, she was...

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