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Louis Armstrong

American trumpeter

Louis Armstrong was an American trumpeter, composer, vocalist and actor who was one of the most influential jazz artists in history. His career spanned five decades from the 1920s to the 1960s. He is known for such hits as “What a Wonderful World,” “Dream a Little Dream of Me” and “We Have All the Time in the World.”1)

Fifth-grade education

He only had a fifth-grade education, and he didn't receive any formal musical training until the age of 11 when he was arrested and spent time in juvenile detention for firing a gun in the street. 2)


Satchmo and Pops were artistic pseudonyms of Louis Armstrong. 3)


Asked about his religion, Armstrong replied that he was brought up according to the canons of Baptism, wears a Star of David around his neck, and is a friend of the Pope. 4)


He loved to write down his thoughts; he made notes of his travels, as well as responses to fan letters sent to him, and he even wrote bawdy limericks. 5)

louis_armstrong.txt · Last modified: 2021/09/27 10:30 by rapidplatypus