Google doodle celebrates jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald's 96th birthday

During her six decades-long career, Ella Fitzgerald won 13 Grammys and worked with several greats of the time.

By Kul Bhushan Published Date
25 - Apr - 2013
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25 - Apr - 2013
Google doodle celebrates jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald's 96th birth...

Google today honours legendary American Jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald on what would have been her 96th birth anniversary with a dedicated doodle on its home page. Also known as 'the first lady of song' and 'the queen of jazz', Ella Fitzgerald had an illustrious music career that spanned about six decades, and winning 13 Grammy Awards with over 40 million albums sold.

Ella Fitzgerald kicked off his singing career at the age of 17 and went on to record with other music legends such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Louis Armstrong. Fitzgerald was popular for repertoire including show tunes, jazz, bossa nova and opera. She, however, is best known for her popular Songbook series.

Her appearances on various popular US TV shows such as the Bing Crosby Show, the Frank Sinatra Show, the Nat King Cole Show, the Ed Sullivan Show, the Tonight Show helped increase her popularity. In 1987, US president Ronald Reagan conferred the national medal of arts. To know more about Ella Fitzgerald's life, click here.

Today's Google doodle features the American legend performing on stage. Unlike the previous Earth Day doodle, it is a static doodle. Clicking on the doodle directs users to search results on Ella Fitzgerald. Check out the doodle in video below: