Louis Armstrong


Born in New Orleans, Louisiana

August 4, 1901

Learned to play the cornet

Approx. 1913

Joined his first band - "Creole Jazz Band" in Chicago

Approx. 1922


Recorded 60+ popular songs with "Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five"

Approx. 1925

Switched from playing cornet to trumpet

Approx. 1926

Fought racial criticism and took break from recording for 2 years

Approx. 1931 - 1933

Sang famous "What a Wonderful World" - Topped UK pop charts


Died at home - Queens, New York

July 6, 1971