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Subject: It was 85 years ago that Harlem bandleader discovered a teen Ella, hiring her as girl singer for the band. The rest is history! -Here is their "St. Louis Blues" ...

She succesfully sang in the legendary band until Webb's death only 4 years later.
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Date Posted: Monday, June 15, 11:10:11pm
In reply to: Bio & PHOTO 's message, "ARCHIVE: June 15, 1996 ~Ella Fitzgerald, famed jazz singer, known by generations as the 'First Lady of Song', 'Queen of Jazz', and 'Lady Ella' celebrated for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing, timing, intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, dies after years of diabetes at 79. ..." on Monday, June 15, 01:57:05pm

Radio Broadcast of Ella Fitzgerald and Chick Webb from the Savoy Ballroom, Harlem, NY. ...

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The great, and ill-fated Chick Webb died 81 years ago, today. -ARCHIVE: June 16, 1939 ~CHICK WEBB, Swing drummer/bandleader extraordinaire, whose famed orchestra rivaled any in his day, dies after lifetime struggle with crippling tuberculosis of the spine, at only 34. ...Bio & PHOTOTuesday, June 16, 01:12:52pm

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