Today if you visit the Google Homepage you will be greeted by the Ella Fitzgerald’s 96 th Birthday Google Doodle. Although Ella Fitzgerald is not with us anymore, she passed on at the age of 76 in Beverly Hills, California, United States. Her Songs and legacy lives on as proofed by Google honoring the First Lady of Song today.
Ella Fitzgerald was a singer and vocalist, during her career she have won several Grammy awards (13 Grammy Awards). Ella Fitzgerald also received the National Medal of Arts and the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her contributions towards the Unites States and world music scene.
Ella Fitzgerald was born on the 25th of April 1917 in Newport News in Virginia. She made her singing debut career on the 21th November 1934 when she sang at the Apollo Theater in Harlem New York. She never planned to sing, but instead to dance at the “Amateurs Nights” competition, but got intimated by a very good dancer just before her act who stole the show. Ella Fitzgerald then decided to sing instead of dance and opened with Boswell’s “Judy” and “The Object of My Affection” and won the first price that evening for her performance. Ella Fitzgerald never looked back and became a world famous singer of Jazz, Swing, Traditional Pop and Vocal Jazz.
Some of her most famous songs included “Every Time We Say Goodbye” and “Manhattan” which were particularly loved in the United Kingdom. “A Tisket A Tasket” was Ella Fitzgerald first 1 million hits sold song and many people believe that this was Ella Fitzgerald’s best song ever.
If you need to pick the Best of the Best Ella Fitzgerald songs you will likely be looking at these Mr Paganini, Lady Be Good, Summertime, Don’t Be That Way, Mack The Knife, How High The Moon mainly because she sang these at almost all her performances.
Either way today Google is celebrating her life and legacy and her music still lives on today, a true classic music star!