He was known as Satchmo or Pops to most of his dearest friends and fans the world over, but mostly as Louis Armstrong the trumpeter that would help change American music. Mr. Armstrong was born in a poor area in St. Louis on August 4, 1901. He did in the 20th century at the age of 70. The area he grew up in was often called “The Battlefields”. He recorded as both a musician and vocalist for more than five decades. Not broadcasts often, but documented on a website that gives bits of his history is the fact that Louis Armstrong was not only a composer, but a literary composer of two autobiographers and numerous articles in magazines. Find out more trivia at the following website:
His contribution as an artist also included working enough concerts to equal almost an entire calendar year. Near Queens College in New York City there are collectibles of Louis Armstrong that can be viewed for research or curiosity. The name of the museum is Louis Armstrong House Museum; a beautiful brick building. In 1943, he and his wife Lucille, who was an entertainer herself as a dance performer at the historic Cotton Club also in New York, moved into what is now the location of the museum. The building stands as a memorial to the trumpeter and the interior has been left untouched. The entire house was decorated by his wife and is then a homage to her as well.
On view at the Louis Armstrong Museum in Queens, NY, is his living room, his kitchen, his bedroom, his bathroom and his den with all original detail that looks as if it has been decorated hours ago looking at some of the pictures of the interior. To get a glimpse of the inside of Louis Armstrong's house, view a blog on Louis Armstrong below:
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