Personal Playlist: Peter Stormare's obsession with Billie Holiday
By Elysa Gardner, USA TODAY The first voice you hear on A Tribute to Billie Holiday is that of Angela Bassett, reading excerpts from the 1956 autobiography Lady Sings the Blues. At intervals throughout, the actress recounts details of Lady Day's
“I'm not sure what I'm going to sing in South Africa, but for sure a lot of the Billie Holiday repertoire.” This refers to her Grammy winning CD titled Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie with Love from Dee Dee Bridgewater, which is a tribute to the
Before the weekend slips away, we want to remember Billie Holiday who died 52 years ago today. Only 44 years old, Holiday exited the world all too young.
Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan, April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend and musical partner Lester Young, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz and pop singing
ORG In the liner notes to A Tribute to Billie Holiday executive producer, Peter Stormare talks about how he first got turned on to the legendary singer. It was 1970 and he was a teenager in Sweden. Jimi Hendrix, "one of the gods of rock and roll," had