Friday, May 22, 2009

Strange Fruit song is now 70 years old

This song, about lynching and racial prejudice, is now 70 years old. Billie Holiday was just 23 when she recorded it. It helped to found the USA civil rights movement. Billie, an addict, died from cirrhosis of the liver, with $0.70 in the bank.

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