Michael Jackson did, James Brown did, Lauryn Hill and Jimi Hendrix did, and so did the Isley Brothers, Gladys Knight and Prince. And, earlier than all of them, on Nov. 21, 1934, at 17 years previous, Ella Fitzgerald made her approach to the Beginner Night time on the Apollo stage.
Like so many others debuting at Beginner Night time on the Apollo, Fitzgerald walked out into the highlight and launched her profession as a megastar.
The “First Girl of Tune,” Fitzgerald was a jazz singer with exceptional vocal abilities. She loved a profession in present enterprise that lasted over half a century. In her lifetime, she produced over 70 albums.