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Louis Armstrong

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Louis Armstrong in 1963

Louis Armstrong was an American jazz musician and trumpeter. He was born in 1901 in New Orleans and he died in 1971 in New York City.

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Louis Armstrong lived a difficult childhood because his family was very poor. He learned to play the trumpet and he played it in brass bands and on the boats of New Orleans. In 1919, he became part of the orchestra of Kid Ori. In 1922, he departed New Orleans for Chicago in order to rejoin the Creole Jazz Band, and he went to New York to with the orchestra of Fletcher Henderson. He also worked on a lot of records by the pianist Clarence Williams. During the next thirty years, he did 300 concerts. In 1964, he recorded his most famous and most sold single, Hello, Dolly. He died in 1971 due to a heart attack.

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