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Louis Armstrong
Background information
Born August 4, 1901
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Died July 6, 1971(1971-07-06) (aged 69)
Corona, Queens, New York City, U.S.
Genres Dixieland, jazz, swing, traditional pop
Occupations Musician
Instruments trumpet, cornet, vocals
Years active c. 1914–1971
Associated acts Joe "King" Oliver, Ella Fitzgerald, Kid Ory

Louis Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971) nicknamed Satchmo or Pops was an American jazz trumpeter and singer from New Orleans, Louisiana. He sang the blues and played the trumpet and the cornet. He was famous in many countries. He was also known for his good singing voice. Armstrong won many awards during his career.

He died of a heart attack in July 6, 1971 in Corona, Queens, New York City. [1]


  1. Albin Krebs (July 7, 1971). "Louis Armstrong, Jazz Trumpeter and Singer, Dies". The New York Times. Retrieved March 25, 2014.

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