Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Stamp honors Fitzgerald, First Lady of Song - MUSIC - MSNBC.com


Stamp honors Fitzgerald, First Lady of Song - MUSIC - MSNBC.com

Ella Fitzgerald — the First Lady of Song — is being honored on a new postage stamp.

The 39-cent stamp will be released Wednesday at ceremonies at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York, and will be on sale across the country. It’s the 30th stamp in the agency’s Black Heritage series.

“She would be very honored, very pleased and a little surprised,” said Ray Brown Jr., Fitzgerald’s son. “She didn’t go through life expecting all the accolades that she got. She was just happy to do her thing and be the best that she could be.”

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