Billy Holiday, the queen of blouses

Billy Holliday, the queen of the blues, was born in Philadelphia on April 7, 1915. The queen of blouses, she comes from a poor African-American family. Her father, Clarence, was 15, and her mother, Eleanor Holliday-Sadie, was only 13. As is usually the case, as a dark-skinned poor girl, Billy had an unhappy childhood, and …