On this day in 1971, Louis Armstrong died of a heart attack in his sleep. Louis is one of the most influential jazz musicians and is known for songs like, "What a Wonderful World."

On this day in 1971, Louis Armstrong died of a heart attack in his sleep. Louis is one of the most influential jazz musicians and is known for songs like, "What a Wonderful World."

1919-1921 During the summers, band leader Fate Marable hires Louis to perform on river boats that travel the Mississippi River from New Orleans to St. Louis. Continues to perform with various New Orleans ensembles. Joins the Tuxedo Brass Band, led by Oscar “Papa” Celestin.”

1919-1921 During the summers, band leader Fate Marable hires Louis to perform on river boats that travel the Mississippi River from New Orleans to St. Louis. Continues to perform with various New Orleans ensembles. Joins the Tuxedo Brass Band, led by Oscar “Papa” Celestin.”

Ladies of Jazz:  Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Thelma Carpenter, Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughan, Pearl Bailey

Ladies of Jazz: Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Thelma Carpenter, Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughan, Pearl Bailey

takes me back to a time and a place, dancing slowly in a kitchen and feeling like the luckiest man in the world.

takes me back to a time and a place, dancing slowly in a kitchen and feeling like the luckiest man in the world.

The Cotton Club was a New York City night club located first in the Harlem neighborhood and then in the midtown Theater District.

The Cotton Club was a New York City night club located first in the Harlem neighborhood and then in the midtown Theater District.

Roy Eldridge Dizzy Gillespie "Roy and Diz" Clef Records MG C 671 12" LP Vinyl Record (1955) Album Cover Art by David Stone Martin Album

David Stone Martin & The Art of Jazz

Roy Eldridge Dizzy Gillespie "Roy and Diz" Clef Records MG C 671 12" LP Vinyl Record (1955) Album Cover Art by David Stone Martin Album

Fleetwood Mac. MY ALL TIME FAVORITE BAND. Lindsey Buckingham is a babe, let's all be honest. And Stevie. Never forget Stevie.

Fleetwood Mac. MY ALL TIME FAVORITE BAND. Lindsey Buckingham is a babe, let's all be honest. And Stevie. Never forget Stevie.

The only known photograph of Louis’s father, William Armstrong. 1914-1917 Released from the Waif’s Home on June 16, 1914. Lives briefly with...

The only known photograph of Louis’s father, William Armstrong. 1914-1917 Released from the Waif’s Home on June 16, 1914. Lives briefly with...

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