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Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971

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LC classificationML419.A75 Biography
Personal name headingArmstrong, Louis, 1901-1971
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Variant(s)Armstrong, Satchmo, 1901-1971
Satchmo, 1901-1971
Associated countryUnited States
Birth date1901-08-04
Death date1971-07-06
Place of birthNew Orleans (La.)
Place of deathNew York (N.Y.)
Field of activityJazz
AffiliationAll Stars (Musical group : Louis Armstrong)
Profession or occupationTrumpet players Musicians Singers Actors Political activists
Found inHis Swing that music ... 1936.
Village voice, 8/23/88: Giddins, G. Happy birthday, Pops (baptismal files of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, New Orleans, indicate b. Aug. 4, 1901; baptized Aug. 25, 1901)
Medearis, A.S. Little Louis and the jazz band, c1994: t.p. (Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong)
Fax from G. Giddins, Jan. 15, 1998 (photocopy of page from the baptismal register for the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church giving Aug. 4, 1901 as birth date; photocopy of page from the 1910 census (which was taken Apr. 22 or 23, 1910) listing him as eight years old)
The Penguin encyclopedia of popular music, 1990: p. 39 (Armstrong, Louis; b. Aug. 4, 1901, New Orleans, La.; d. July 6, 1971, N.Y.C.; a baptismal certificate discovered in 1988 confirmed this birthdate)
African American National Biography, July 17, 2014: (Armstrong, Louis; trumpeter, cornetist, jazz musician, jazz singer, popular singer; born 4 August 1901 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States; rise to prominence began with his move to Chicago in August 1922; Armstrong and his All Stars became the highest-paid jazz band; the first black performer to be featured in a network radio series; between 1932 and 1965 appeared in almost fifty motion pictures; a significant leader in the struggle for racial equality in America; died 6 July 1971 in Queens, Corona, New York, United States)
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