Jul. 17, 2012
One of the most influential voices of all time, Billie Holiday, was born Eleanora Fagan and she died on July 17, 1959 in a hotel room from alcohol and drug-related complications after a lifelong struggle with addiction," said Chicago poet Emily Rose at The Paper Machete. She shares this letter she wrote as Holiday to a young artist. Some of the quotes in here are direct quotes from her.