Abel Meeropol

Standard Name: Meeropol, Abel

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March 1939
Singer Billie Holliday caused a sensation by closing her show at a nightclub called Cafe Society on West 4th Street, New York, with Strange Fruit, a disturbing song about lynching, written by Abel Meeropol .
Lynskey, Dorian. “Politics, pain and pop”. Guardian Weekly, pp. 25 - 7.
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