Louise Armstrong

Louis Armstrong was born on August 4, 1901, in New Orleans, Louisiana, in a section so poor that it was nicknamed "The Battlefield.

Louis Armstrong was a trumpeter, bandleader, singer, soloist, film star, and comedian.

Louis was considered one of the most influential artists in jazz history.

He was arguable the greatest entertainer and trumpet player during the Harlem renaissance.

Armstrong's first instrument was a cigar-box guitar.Armstrong was arrested and sent to Waif's Home for a year's discipline,because he shot off an old "38."6.

Armstrong married Daisy Parker, his childhood sweetheart.

Louis Armstrong reigned as King Zulu on Mardi Gras day in New Orleans in 1949.

Armstrong featured on the cover of life magazine on April 15, 1966

The famed musician lived and played in New York City for nearly 30 years.

He moved to Chicago in the Twenties, to play with King Oliver's band, creating a sensation.

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