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Monday, August 24, 2009 | Copyright © 2009 Frank Lynch. |






A mural shows Billie Holida singing, with a flower in her hair; the saxophonist Illinois Jacquet is shown next to her.

This portion of a mural on Linden Boulevard (St. Albans, Queens) only shows Billie Holiday and Illinois Jacquet, but the mural also includes Basie, Milt Hinton, Coltrane, and others. A very impressive roster of musicians and athletes lived in St. Albans (and Addisleigh Park, a subsection). There's more on Addisleigh Park (as well as a map showing where the bigwigs lived) here. For more on the mural and the neighborhood there's a page at Kevin Walsh's Forgotten NY. View My Profile

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