1918 – Jazz vocalist Ella Fitzgerald is born in Newport News, Va…on April 25th, 1918 at 11:01 pm
1918 – Jazz vocalist Ella Fitzgerald is born in Newport News, Va. Her incredible interpretative ability makes her one of the most influential singers in America, and she was recently voted one of VH1′s Greatest Women in Rock.
Jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald is born in Newport News, Va. She makes her professional debut in February 1935 and writes “A-Tisket a-Tasket” in 1938. The song sells more than 2 million copies, tops Chart Toppers’s pop chart for 10 weeks and is inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Fitzgerald wins her first Grammy Award at the inaugural ceremony on May 4, 1959, and is awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in