This Day in History

Ella Fitzgerald, born on April 25, 1917, would rise to become one of the most beloved and influential jazz vocalists of all time. With her remarkable three-octave range, impeccable timing, and the ability to improvise with the precision of a jazz instrumentalist, Fitzgerald’s contributions to music were unparalleled. Over her decades-long career, she won 13 Grammy awards, recorded over 200 albums, and brought joy to millions, earning her the title “The First Lady of Song.”