Louis Armstrong - August 4, 2014

Happy Birthday to the incomparable Louis Armstrong, born on this day in 1901. “Satchmo” is best remembered for his inventive trumpet style, gravelly voice, and scatting talents, as well as his collaborations with Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Bing Crosby, and Duke Ellington.

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TODAY’S TRIVIA QUESTION

At 63, Louis Armstrong was the oldest artist to have a number one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with “Hello, Dolly!” Who did he knock off from the number one spot?

a)   The Beatles

b)   The Rolling Stones

c)    The Beach Boys

d)   Barbra Streisand

Answer below!

TODAY’S EARWIG

Enjoy Armstrong’s signature song, What a Wonderful World.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

What is jazz? Man, if you have to ask you'll never know.

~Louis Armstrong

 

PIC OF THE DAY

See Louis Armstrong himself on the American Treasure Tour!

See Louis Armstrong himself on the American Treasure Tour!

 

 

TRIVIA ANSWER

a) The Beatles