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April 9, 2021 13 min

Inductee Diana Ross pays homage to and welcomes the late Billie Holiday into the Hall of Fame as an Early Influence, leading with a haunting performance of “Strange Fruit.” Ross’s praise flows like poetry, reflecting the power and pain of a woman whose impact continues to inspire generation after generation. Billie Holiday’s voice came out of her soul, and it’s the soul she left behind that has forever changed the landscape of rock & roll. 

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