New website devoted to Billie Holiday to celebrate 100th anniversary of her birth

April 17, 2015 7:02 PM

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A new website and multimedia archive dedicated to the late Billie Holiday - billieholiday.com - is a gateway to the legendary singer's life and work. The site is a treasure trove for fans of Holiday's music and also an excellent introduction for anyone not familiar with it.

Holiday was born April 7, 1915, in Philadelphia and grew up in a jazz rich environment in Baltimore. By the time she was in her teens, she was singing and recording and went on to work with many of the leading bands, including Count Basie, Artie Shaw and Benny Goodman. Before her death at 44, she cr...

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