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Armstrong's Birthday Dispute
In an historic film segment Louis Armstrong discusses his early career in New Orleans filling in for musicians in local brass bands, explaining how he developed his own style. These brief interviews are accompanied by four historic concert performances.
Armstrong always said that he was born on July 4th 1900 in New Orleans, a date that has been noted in many biographies. He died in Corona, Queens, New York City on July 6th 1971, but it was not until the mid-1980s that researcher Tad Jones discovered his DOB listed as August 4th 1901 while examining old baptismal records.
1 "Interview #1" (1960s)
2 "I Cover The Waterfront" (1933)
3 "Dinah" (1933)
4 "Interview #2" (1960s)
5 "Pennies From Heaven" (1936)
6 "Swingin' On Nothin'" (1942)
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