I Am a Fan of Ella Fitzgerald

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 93 People

    Ella And Marilyn

    It is not widely known that the sublime Ella and Marilyn Monroe were friends and that Marilyn helped Ella break through the racial segregation barrier in the US in the mid 1950's. Marilyn went to the owner of the Mocambo, the most prestigious nightclub on the West Coast...
    mizzen123 mizzen123
    46-50, M
    1 Response May 24, 2010


    My mother defined good music for me. And ella is a great example of that. [NP]
    TheRealMimi TheRealMimi
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Jun 9, 2010

    I Am A Fan Of Ella Fitzgerald.

    She has one of those voices that is just amazing and i cant help be lured in by it. It has strength and passion and even vulnerability. Shell forever be one of the greats in my books.
    LennonLover LennonLover
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 19, 2012

    Day I Was Born

    i really love a lot of older music - the ink spots too. and i do love ella. i was born in december 1961 during a snowstorm. we lived on a rural road in tennessee and across the street was a hotel/lounge kind of place. ella fitzgerald was singing there the same day that i was...
    kittten kittten
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jan 26, 2008


    She was one of the first to strike me.  It was in the fifties and I was a kid and there was the radio, very different from now and o, so nostalgic.  TV was still very rare in the village and the airwaves opened the world to me.  That is how she entered my life...
    moreandless moreandless
    56-60, M
    2 Responses May 27, 2010

    Just Lovely

    Love her lyrics, tune, tones. makes me feel like dancing and swooning to the smooth tunes.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 23, 2008


    I used to know a guy who dispatched great lakes tugs. He was working the night it went down and took the SOS. I also got to drive a tug boat down the detroit river before I was old enough to drive a car.That was a very cool experience that I will cherish always as not many kids...
    mailmanshadow mailmanshadow
    56-60, M
    Apr 12, 2011

    Ella All the Wayyyy!!!

    i love ella's voice. when listening to her kind of music, it doesn't get much better than her amazing quality of a voice. i hope i will end up sounding like her one day...
    musicality musicality
    18-21, F
    Jan 29, 2008
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