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Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan; April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter.

CareerEdit

Nicknamed Lady Day by her loyal friend and musical partner Lester Young, Holiday was a seminal influence on jazz and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. Above all, she was admired for her deeply personal and intimate approach to singing. Critic John Bush wrote that she "changed the art of American pop vocals forever." She co-wrote only a few songs, but several of them have become jazz standards, notably "God Bless the Child", "Don't Explain", and "Lady Sings the Blues". She also became famous for singing jazz standards written by others, including "Easy Living" and "Strange Fruit". Billie Holiday also sang her own version of "Blue Moon" by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart which also appears in Fallout: New Vegas as an in-game track.

Fallout 3Edit

The songs "Crazy He Calls Me" and "Easy Living", performed by Holiday, are used in Fallout 3 and played on Galaxy News Radio.

Fallout 4Edit

"Crazy He Calls Me" and "Easy Living" reappeared in Fallout 4 and are played on Diamond City Radio.

Fallout 76Edit

In Fallout 76, just "Crazy He Calls Me" reappeared, where it plays on Appalachia Radio.

Creation ClubEdit

Billie Holiday is mentioned by name in the Galaxy News Radio terminal entries, where Phil Goodman quotes the song "Easy Living."

CreditsEdit

Fallout seriesEdit

YearTitleCredited as/for
2008Fallout 3"Crazy He Calls Me"
"Easy Living"
2015Fallout 4"Crazy He Calls Me"
"Easy Living"
2018Fallout 76"Crazy He Calls Me"

Other workEdit

YearTitleCredited as/for
2007BioShock"Night and Day"
"God Bless the Child"
2010BioShock 2"Night and Day"
2011L.A. Noire"That Ole Devil Called Love"
2018The Inpatient"Stormy Weather"
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