Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – Julie 6, 1971),[1] nicknamed Satchmo[2] or Pops, wis an American trumpeter, componer an sangster wha wis ane o the maist influential figurs in jazz. His career spanned five decades, frae the 1920s tae the 1960s, an different eras in jazz.[3]

Louis Armstrong
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Armstrong in 1953
Born4 August 1901(1901-08-04)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Died6 Julie 1971(1971-07-06) (aged 69)
Corona, Queens, New York Ceety, New York, U.S.
Cause o daith
Hert attack
Restin place
Flushing Seemetry
Ither names
  • Satchmo
  • Ambassador Satch
  • Dipper
  • Dippermouth
  • Pops
  • Satch
Years activec. 1914–1971
  • Daisy Parker (Mar 19, 1918 – Dec 18, 1923; divorced)
  • Lil Hardin Armstrong (Feb 4, 1924 – 1938; divorced)
  • Alpha Smith (Oct 11, 1938 – 1942; divorced)
  • Lucille Wilson (Oct 12, 1942 – Jul 6, 1971; his daith)
Muisical career
Associate acts


  1. Armstrong said he wisna sur exactly when he wis born, but celebratit his birthday on Julie 4. He uisually gae the year as 1900 when speakin in public (althou he uised 1901 on his Social Security an ither papers filed wi the govrenment). Uisin Roman Catholic Kirk documents frae when his grandmither teuk him tae be baptised, New Orleans muisic researcher Tad Jones established Armstrong's actual date o birth as August 4, 1901. Wi various ither pieces o collaborative evidence, this date is nou acceptit bi Armstrong scholars. See an aa age fabrication. Armstrong haed na middle name, but a 1949 Time magazine profile unoffeecially gae him the middle name o Daniel. The census an baptismal records confirms he haed na middle name.
  2. For "satchel-mouth."
  3. Cook, Richard (2005). Richard Cook's Jazz Encyclopedia. London: Penguin Books. pp. 18–19. ISBN 0-141-00646-3.