Singer Ella Fitzgerald was born April 25, 1917 in Newport News, Virginia. She sang with the Chick Webb Orchestra from 1934
to 1939 and was a recording artist for the Decca and Verve labels. Fitzgerald’s numerous recordings include the eight “Songbook”
albums made from 1956 to 1964 featuring the music of Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin,
Duke Ellington, Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern, and Johnny Mercer. She won many awards, including 12 Grammys. Ella Fitzgerald died
June 15, 1996 in Beverly Hills, California.
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