Whitney Houston (1963-2012):
I Know Why the American Nightingale Sings
by Barry Michael Cooper
"Nightingales are named so because they frequently sing at night as well as during the day. The name has been used for well over 1,000 years, being highly recognizable even in its Anglo-Saxon form -- 'nightingale.' It means 'night songstress'... Its song is particularly noticeable at night because few other birds are singing..." -- Wikipedia entry for Luscinia Megarhynchos, better known as the Nightingale.