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  1. Louis Armstrong

  2. Important facts about Louis Armstrong(1900-1971) • Louis Armstrong was born on July 4, 1900 in a back-of-town part of New Orleans. • Armstrong’s first instrument was a cigar box guitar. • Armstrong was arrested and sent to Waif’s Home for a year’s discipline for shooting a gun. • Armstrong married Daisy Parker, his childhood sweetheart. He divorced her later. • Armstrong later married Lilian Harden the piano player and the arranger of the band Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band. • Louis Armstrong’s nickname was Satchmo because he had a wide smile. • Armstrong’s band was renamed Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra and they continued to tour for ten years. • A white radio announcer said that he would not tell black people about Louis Armstrong’s concert. This was the first time that he was rejected because of his race. • Louis Armstrong had health problems, but still recorded songs. • Louis Armstrong died at his house in New York, July 6, 1971.

  3. What Was He Well Known For? • Louis Armstrong was well known for many things. The three main things that he was well known for is his raspy voice, his music, and trumpet and cornet playing.

  4. This is New Orleans, Louis Armstrong’s birthplace.

  5. This is Louis Armstrong’s house in New York. This is where he died.

  6. Awards • Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award • Male Vocalist Grammy Award • He got his name in the Grammy Hall of Fame.

  7. Bibliography About Last Night: March 2009 Archives February 10, 2009 <www.artsjournal.com/aboutlastnight/2009/03/> All That Jazz February 10,2009 <www.contrib.andrew.cmu.edu/~shrutiv/> Connections-jazz age-Charleston February 10, 2009 <www.connections-jazzage.wikispaces.com > Jazz Concert @ Jazzy B February 10,2009 <www.onthisisland.com/jazz-concert-jazzy-b-limassol/2008/06/18/> Louis Armstrong February 10, 2009 <www.east-buc.k12.ia.us/00_01/100/mc/mc.htm> Louis Armstrong Facts February 10,2009 <www.iss.k12.nc.us/schools/nihs/lwinters/lwcmb04.html> Martin Committee Trumpet Black Lacquer February 10, 2009 <www.trevorjonesltd.co.uk/MartinCommittee34623467Trumpet.htm> McKissak, Patricia. Louis Armstrong Jazz Musician. Berkeley Heights, New Jersey: Enslow Publishers, Inc.,2001 Sound Effects-Boston.com February 10,2009 <www.boston.com/ae/music/blog/grammys> Vanishing Places Part 1 February 10, 2009 <www.climatesurprise.wordpress.com/2009/03/10/vanishing-places-part-1/>