Billy Strayhorn: Known and Unknown, Real and Imagined. A keynote speech by David Hajdu.

David Hajdu, author of the 1996 critically acclaimed book, “Lush Life: A Biography of Billy Strayhorn”, gave the keynote lecture for the symposium that was in celebration of Billy Strayhorn. Part of the Library’s three-day “Salute to Strayhorn” event, Hajdu’s talk brought to light aspects of Strayhorn’s life that are often overshadowed by his professional relationship with Duke Ellington. View this wonderful lecture that was presented at the Library of Congress in June, 2023.