Billie Holiday [1915–1959] was an American jazz musician and singer-songwriter. Nicknamed "Lady Day" Billie Holiday is considered a legendary performer with an ongoing influence on American music. Billie Holiday's autobiography, Lady Sings the Blues was by written by William Dufty in 1956.
"God Bless the Child" became Holiday's most popular and most covered record. It reached number 25 on the charts in 1941 and was third in Billboard's songs of the year, selling over a million records. In 1976, the song was added to the Grammy Hall of Fame.
"Billie Holiday and her companion "Mister". Original art work by Marianne L'Heureux.