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WRTI Celebrates 100 Years of Lady Day on April 7th

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Billie Holiday (1915—1959)";

Join us on Tuesday, April 7th during jazz hours for our centennial tribute to Billie Holiday, who was born in West Philadelphia, on April 7, 1915, and went on to become a musical and social phenomenon who changed the face of music forever.  

As part of Vintage Week on WRTI, we'll present anecdotes about Lady Day and continue to play vintage jazz favorites from our jazz staff in celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month.

WRTI jazz hosts Bob Perkins and Bob Craig have some great Billie Holiday stories to share with you. Check them out below!

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Though Billie was raised in Baltimore, she was born right here in Philadelphia. BP sets the story straight

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A tale of irony from BP regarding Billie's legal troubles in Philadelphia.

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Did you ever wonder why Billie wore that iconic flower in her hair for performances? BP knows how it all started!