God bless the child that’s got his own

Steve Kline Ages of Rock


July 17, 1959

o-BILLIE-HOLIDAY-facebookThe incomparable Billie Holiday dies in a New York City hospital from cirrhosis of the liver after years of alcohol abuse, aged 43. Police officers guard her room because she is under arrest for heroin possession. In the final years of her life, she is progressively swindled out of her earnings, and she dies with 70 cents in the bank. Here’s what happens to New York poet Frank O’Hara. Here’s Lady:

 

 

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