The legendary queen of Jazz, Ella Fitzgerald celebrates her would be 100th birthday today! A legend who's smooth and soul filled voice will forever ring through our speakers in timeless simplicity. So here are 5 things you didn't know about Ella Fitzgerald.
1) In 1938 Ella co-wrote a Jazz rewrite of the classic nursery tune "A Tisket, A Tasket" that skyrocketed her to fame.
5) Ella was a member of her own band titled Ella Fitzgerald and Her Savoy Eight. After the Original band leaders death in 1939, Fitzgerald became the leader of the band. This was a rarity for the time as she was a female band leader. She renamed the band Ella Fitzgerald and Her Famous Orchestra.
Happy 100th Birthday Ella Fitzgerald!!!
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