A short blog today just to wish a happy 100th Birthday to my all time favourite singer, the incomparable Ella Fitzgerald. This performance alone tells you everything about not only what a talented singer she was, but the strength of character she had.
She completely forgets the lyrics half way through, which would put most people off. But instead of quitting, she instead comes up with funny lyrics of her own on the spot, before going on to the best Louis Armstrong impression I’ve ever heard (by a man or a woman).
In one short song, she shows that you can turn pain into humour, failure into something even better than success, . And that’s why this incredible woman inspires me.
Happy Birthday to the First Lady of Song!