Loretta Barnard

Know Who You’re Googling: Billie Holiday

In this week’s Know Who You’re Googling, Loretta Barnard unfurls the crushed genius of Billie Holiday.  

“If I’m going to sing like someone else, then I don’t need to sing at all.” So said “Lady Day,” Billie Holiday (1915-1959).

Her voice was raw, raspy, rugged—and riveting. She sang ... Read the full article
Loretta Barnard

Loretta Barnard is an Australian freelance writer and editor who, in a long career, has done almost everything possible in the book publishing industry. These days she actively pursues her love of music, literature and theatre, and is something of wannabe roving ambassador for the creative and performing arts.