Ella Fitzgerald Historical

Ella Fitzgerald Historical (HM1UR2)

Location: Newport News, VA 23607
Country: United States of America

N 36° 58.981', W 76° 25.135'

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Born here in Newport News 25 Apr. 1917, Ella Fitzgerald, known as Lady Ella or the First Lady of Song, was considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists of the 20th century. Her three-octave vocal range and improvisational ability in scat singing won her recognition worldwide. Fitzgerald's first hit, "A-Tisket, A-Tasket," was recorded in 1938. She later recorded eight critically acclaimed "Songbook" albums, her most commercially successful work. The winner of 13 Grammys and a recipient of the National Medal of Art and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among other honors, Fitzgerald died in Beverly Hills, California, 15 June 1996.
HM NumberHM1UR2
Year Placed2006
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 30th, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 373718 N 4093929
Decimal Degrees36.98301667, -76.41891667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 58.981', W 76° 25.135'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 58' 58.86" N, 76° 25' 8.1" W
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Area Code(s)804, 757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 630-698 US-60, Newport News VA 23607, US
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