By: TyShawn Allen
Before he died he married a lovely woman named Edna Thompson from 1918-1975. They raised a wonderful son named Mercer Ellington on March 11, 1919.
His career spanned more than half a century
Duke Ellington real name was Edward Ellington
Earned the name Duke at the age of "7"
- What was your favorite thing to do when you was a kid? Ans.Listen to jazz music
- If you had a duaghter what would you name her? Ans. My wife would've named her but if did have to it would Dasiy after my mom
- What was your favorite pet when you was growing up? Ans. I didn't have a pet while was growing up
Love is supreme and unconditional; like is nice but limited
Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous you don't want it
The wise musicians are those who play what they can master