Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1900-08-04
Death 1971-07-06
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Jazz trumpeter, singer, and bandleader.

From the description of Louis Armstrong letter to Walter Winchell, 1942 May 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 405121928

Famous American jazz musician, band leader, and inventor of "scat" singing style, nicknamed "Satchmo."

From the description of ALS, 1970 February 4 : to the American Hall of Fame Library. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 16853663

Jazz trumpeter.

From the description of Typewritten consent form signed : [New York?], to News Syndicate Co. Inc., 1960 Mar. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270904398

Louis Armstrong, a jazz musician and entertainer, was born on August 4, 1901 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He claimed to have been born on July 4, 1900, which is the date given on his World War I draft card. However, recent research gives good documentation to the August 4, 1901 date, including his baptismal certificate. Some sources also cite 1898 as his birth date. He died on July 6, 1971.

From the description of Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10581246

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Subjects:

  • Popular music--1931-1940
  • Popular music--1941-1950
  • Jazz--1921-1930--Lead sheets
  • Popular music--1941-1950--Lead sheets
  • Jazz--1921-1930
  • Popular music--1961-1970
  • Blues (Music)--to 1931
  • Fox-trots
  • Popular music--1921-1930
  • Jazz musicians
  • Jazz musicians--Correspondence
  • Musicians

Occupations:

  • Singers
  • Performer
  • Arrangers

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)