Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Louis Armstrong

Today is the anniversary of the death in 1971 of Louis Armstrong. There are tribute pages all over the web, including at RedHotJazz, the National Portrait Gallery, Biography.com, PBS' Ken Burns series, the PBS American Masters site, Smithsonian Jazz and NPR. The Louis Armstrong House Museum is in Queens in New York. There is a Facebook fan page.

West End Blues (1928):

This song is on the list of 500 Songs that shaped Rock and Roll from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

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