"Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it."
Edmund Burke. What happened on this Day in History?
Thursday, April 25, 2013
This Day in History: Apr 25, 1917: Ella Fitzgerald was born
After a troubled childhood, Ella Fitzgerald turned to singing and
debuted at the Apollo Theater in 1934. Discovered in an amateur contest,
she became the top female jazz singer for over 50 years. Her
multi-volume "songbooks" on Verve Records are among the treasures of
American song. Her voice quality, with lucid intonation and a broad
range, won her 13 Grammy awards and sold over 40 million albums.