Adoring Billy Eckstine: Portrait of a Jazz Legend and His Fans

Singer and bandleader Billy Eckstine gets a hug from an adoring fan after a show at the late, great New York City jazz club, Bop City, 1949.
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Martha Holmes—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

On what would have been Billy Eckstine's 100th birthday--he was born July 8, 1914, in Pittsburgh, Penn.--LIFE.com remembers the music pioneer and style icon. Read More

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