Posts tagged "Louis Armstrong"
Vintage Black Glamour hit 25,000 “likes” today! I think I will celebrate that along with the birthday of Louis Armstrong, seen here in Paris in 1960 with Duke Ellington in a photo by Herman Leonard. Mr. Armstrong was actually born on August 4, 1901 - but he believed he was born on July 4th for his entire life (he died in 1971). In the mid-1980s, baptismal records were discovered that revealed his real birthdate.
Louis Armstrong (at the piano holding his trumpet) in 1926 with Hot Five members (from left) banjo playr Johnny St. Cyr, clarinetist Johnny Dodds, trombonist Kid Ory, and pianist Lil Hardin. Photo: JazzSign/Lebrecht Music & Arts/Corbis