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Musician(s)
Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday
Biographical data
date of birthApril 7, 1915
date of deathJuly 17, 1959
Involvement in Fallout series
gamesFallout 3
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Billie Holiday (born Elinore Harris; April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Nicknamed Lady Day by her loyal friend and musical partner Lester Young, Holiday was a seminal influence on jazz and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. Above all, she was admired for her deeply personal and intimate approach to singing. Critic John Bush wrote that she "changed the art of American pop vocals forever." She co-wrote only a few songs, but several of them have become jazz standards, notably "God Bless the Child", "Don't Explain", and "Lady Sings the Blues". She also became famous for singing jazz standards written by others, including "Easy Living" and "Strange Fruit". Billie Holiday also sang her own version of "Blue Moon" by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart which also appears in Fallout New Vegas as an in-game track.

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The songs "Crazy He Calls Me" and "Easy Living", performed by Holiday, are used in Fallout 3 and played on Galaxy News Radio.

CreditsEdit

Fallout seriesEdit

YearTitleCredited as/for
2008Fallout 3Crazy He Calls Me
Easy Living

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