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Pride Live Special Billy Strayhorn

Pride Live Special Billy Strayhorn

Playing tracks by

Duke Ellington, Gerry Mulligan and Lena Horne.

This Pride Live! Special is about a gay musician more influential than Elton or George but one you've probably never heard of - Jazz musician, composer and arranger Billy Strayhorn. He was Duke Ellington's muse and Lena Horne was his 'Fag Hag'. He was 'Out' in and living with his partner Aaron Bridgers in 1930's New York and his songs, performed once by Ella Fitzgerald, are currently being reworked by Cee Lo Green and Lady Gaga.