Some jazz music about to break in on Google’s homepage today for Ella Fitzgerald on her 96th Birthday Anniversary.


The Doodle is published on what would have been her 96th birthday today 25th April 2013, also known as ‘Queen of Jazz’, ‘The First Lady of Song’ and ‘Lady Ella’, performing on stage with a band and ‘Google’ emblazoned on the backdrop.

The prolific singer recorded more than 200 albums and notched up sales of over 40m with a repertoire that included jazz, show tunes, bossa nova and opera. Her series of Songbook albums, which celebrated songwriters such as Duke Ellington, Cole Porter and the Gershwins, won her particular acclaim.

Unfortunately, Fitzgerald suffered from diabetes and resulting circulatory problems, forcing her to have both legs amputated below the knee at age 76. She never really recovered from that surgery, and pulled back from performing, preferring to instead spend time with family. Fitzgerald died in her Beverly Hills home on June 15, 1996.

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