Blogged By: La Tray
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Posted: Sunday February 5, 2012 @ 11:25 p.m. PST
Topic: Louis Armstrong
Celebrating Black History Month With Louis Armstrong On February 5, 2012.
According to Biography: Fact #8 Louis Armstrong bought his first coronet at the age of 7 with money he borrowed from his employers. He taught himself to play while in a home for juvenile delinquents.
Musician Louis Armstrong earned the nickname “Satchmo” from his peers. The name was short for “satchelmouth”, a reference to the way he puffed his cheeks when he played his trumpet.
- NAME:Louis Armstrong
- OCCUPATION:Singer, Trumpet Player
- BIRTH DATE:August 04, 1901
- DEATH DATE:July 06, 1971
- EDUCATION: Fisk School for Boys
- PLACE OF BIRTH: New Orleans, Louisiana
- PLACE OF DEATH: New York, New York
Best Known For
Louis Armstrong was a trumpeter, bandleader, singer, soloist, film star, and comedian. He is considered one of the most influential artists in jazz history.
“All music is folk music. I ain’t never heard a horse sing a song.” – Louis Armstrong
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