Louis Armstrong

By: Sam Cerebe

BACKGROUND OF LOUIS ARMSTRONG

Louis Armstrong was a amazing musician that was known by many throughout the nation for his talents in music. He was a great singe, but what people loved most about him was his gift of playing the trumpet. Armstrong had many talents including: bandleader, soloist, singer, film star, and a comedian. Louis had a great career full of achievements and ended up very popular and famous. Many of his achievements were in songs he wrote like, "What a wonderful world" and "Star dust."

*Louis Armstrong, mainly known for playing trumpet

*Died at age 69

*Born on August 4, 1901

*Died July 6, 1971

The main strugles Louis faced throughout his life

*Being African-American Louis was harassed throughout his music career by racist critics who did not like him and wanted him to fail.

*When Louis Armstrong was young his father left his family, which meant he had no father-figure

*In 5th grade he left school to begin working to help his family

Adjectives that describe Louis

*Hard-working

*Talented

*Persistent

*Influential

The way he effected the world

Louis Armstrong influenced many African Americans proving that even in those times color didn't limit what someone could achieve.

Interesting Facts

*He was arrested at 11 years old for shooting a fake gun

*His nickname was Louie

*For 10 years he refused to perform in his home town because it didn't allow integrated ands.

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