Ongoing History of New Music

Ongoing History Daily: Billie Eilish facts

Let’s go through some Billie Eilish facts that may not be too well known.

First, her full name is Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell. Kinda cool to have “Pirate” on your password, no?

(2) Billie has Tourette’s syndrome. Unlike others affected with the condition, Billie doesn’t suffer from involuntary swearing and verbal ticks, but she does have some physical ones. She used to be quite the dancer, too, but such suffered some injuries in her middle teens and doesn’t move like she used to. Best keep it safe, you know?

And (3) Billie claims to have never purchased a CD. Makes sense, since she grew up in the streaming era.

Yesterday’s post was all about the Killers’ concert rider.

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