This Day in Black Historical past: Nov. 21, 1934


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 Newbie Evening on the Apollo stage.

Like so many others debuting at Newbie Evening on the Apollo, Fitzgerald walked out into the highlight and launched her profession as a megastar. 

The “First Woman of Track,” Fitzgerald was a jazz singer with outstanding vocal skills. She loved a profession in present enterprise that lasted over half a century. In her lifetime, she produced over 70 albums.