HBD, Billie

It’s the 99th birthday of jazz legend, Billie Holiday. To celebrate, here’s our interview with David Margolick about the origins of her classic, “Strange Fruit.”

Strange Fruit: The Biography of a Song

David Margolick on Strange Fruit

David Margolick is the author of “Strange Fruit,” a history of the revolutionary Billie Holiday song. Margolick tells Jim Fleming who wrote the song, what happened the first time Holiday sang it, and what it’s lasting impact has been.

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