Louis Armstrong (left), Billie Holiday (middle) and Barney Bigard (right) perform on the set of the musical 'New Orleans' in 1947 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Billie Holiday Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
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Photographed by Phil Stern. Day in Jazz: Vocalist Billie Holiday records “I’ll Never Be The Same” on June 1937 with a band led by pianist Teddy Wilson, including tenor saxophonist Lester Young.
Undeniably gifted and extraordinarily talented, Billie Holiday was one of the most important singers of the Twentieth Century. She sang and co-write songs that have become no less than jazz standards, like "God Bless the Child" and "Strange Fruit.