Louis Armstrong

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American jazz trumpeter, cornetist, singer and bandleader, nicknamed "Satchmo" or "Pops". Along with Fletcher Henderson he was the instigator of the second wave of jazz, Swing.
Inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1990 (Early Influence).
For writing credits, do NOT confuse with his wife Lil Hardin-Armstrong ("Struttin' With Some Barbecue", "Bad Boy", "Just For A Thrill", "Perdido Street Blues", "The King Of The Zulu's" among others)
Born 4 August 1901 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA (often also noted as 4 July 1900, based on erroneous information from Armstrong himself).
Died 6 July 1971 in New York City, New York, USA.