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Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong has undoubtedly left a strong and lasting impression on modern music. Often referred to as the “Father of Jazz,” he revolutionized the way people listen to and play music. With his unmistakable vocals and solo style, he recorded some of the most influential jazz albums ever, performed nightly with unparalleled charisma, and had a long and fruitful career domestically and overseas. Although his road to success was a rocky one, after his death in 1971 he is remembered for not only his contributions to jazz music, but to American culture as a whole.

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1. A tough childhood prevented Armstrong from finishing school. 2. Louis was arrested at 11 years old.3. He adopted his cousin’s child.4. He moved to Chicago to join King Oliver’s band.5. He recorded 60 of the most influential jazz records in history – all in the span of three years.6. Armstrong didn’t switch to playing the trumpet until 1926.7. Armstrong performed all over the world in the ’50s and ’60s.

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Born August 4, 1901Died July 6, 1971 (age 69)



Louis Armstrong was a trumpeter, bandleader, singer, soloist, film star and comedian. Considered one of the most influential artists in jazz history, he is known for songs like "Star Dust," "La Via En Rose" and "What a Wonderful World."

The early events of his life, family and career. He gained great fame as a jazz trumpeter, band leader, singer and movie star. His last hit was "What a Wonderful World"Date of his death in New York


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