The wonderful Louis Armstrong was born today 8-4 in 1901. His inventive trumpet playing, scat singing, duos with so many of the famous singers through his years have left us with a rich arsenal of great 'Satchmo' songs. His charismatic stage presence was like no other - he was a unique gift to American music. He passed away in 1971 and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame.
Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong (1900–1971) One of the most influential artists of all time, Satchmo helped turn jazz from so-called novelty music into fine art. His trumpet technique and style is still copied today