Daily Dose of Music History – July 17, 2015

Billie Holiday

Daily Dose of Music History (July 17, 2015). On this day in 1959, Billie Holiday died in a New York City hospital from cirrhosis of the liver after years of alcohol abuse (age 44).  In the final years of her life, she had been progressively swindled out of her earnings, and she died with $0.70 in the bank.

Happy Birthday:  Geezer Butler (bass, Black Sabbath), Otis Harris (Temptations), and Chet McCracKen (drums, The Doobie Brothers).