15/07/2013 11:54 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Vintage Portfolio: Ella Fitzgerald

There's a reason Ella Fitzgerald was known as The First Lady of song and the Queen Of Jazz. Over the course of her 59-year recording career, she sold 40 million copies of her 70-plus albums, won 13 Grammy Awards and was awarded the National Medal of Arts by Ronald Reagan and the Presidential Medal of Freedom by George Bush Senior.

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This year marks the songstress' 96th birthday, and although she died over 15 years ago her legacy is as alive as ever. Remembered not only for her vocal but for her glamourous signature style the star remains an icon the world over. Take a look back over her most memorable moments: