Latest Louis Armstrong News



Tycoon Relaunching Fabled New York Jazz Club

5th September 2013

A New York tycoon is hoping to evoke the 1930s jazz scene by relaunching the famed club frequented by music...

Fascinating Fact: 3778966

24th July 2013

A new illustrated book lifts the lid on the jazz scene in 1920s New York. The tome, titled Jazz. New...

Happy Birthday To The First Lady Of Song, Ella Fitzgerald

25th April 2013

Today is the birthday of the world famous pioneer of soul music, Ella Fitzgerald. Google celebrated the late singer’s life...

Louis Armstrong's Secret Daughter Goes Public With Memoirs After Letters Sale

27th December 2012

Jazz legend Louis Armstrong's secret daughter has gone public with an expose on her late father after selling off love...

Treasure Trove Of Louis Armstrong Letters To Mistress And Secret Daughter To Be Sold

29th November 2012

Jazz great Louis Armstrong's love letters to his mistress and secret lovechild are among the items from the musician's archive...

Hackney Riots Heroine Pauline Pearce Stuns Britain's Got Talent

10th February 2012

Hackney Riots heroine Pauline Pearce has proven that there's more to her than simply being a crime-fighter extraordinaire. The have-a-go-heroine...

Adele Doesn't Need To Win Mercury Prize.

27th August 2011

Adele "doesn't need" to win the Barclaycard Mercury Prize.The Grammy award-winning singer's latest album '21' is up for the coveted...

Adele Fans Want Her Dog's Poo

1st February 2011

Adele's fans take photos of her dog's poo to sell on the internet.The 22-year-old musician has caught "eBay weirdos" following...

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10th January 2011

Executives at Universal Music are donating a collection of treasured songs by artists including BING CROSBY, LOUIS ARMSTRONG and BILLIE...

Frank Black Donates 100,000 Pound To Keep Club Open

16th November 2010

Frank Black has reportedly donated £100,000 to a fund fighting to keep a London venue open. The Pixies frontman has...

Frank Black Donates £100,000 To Keep Club Open

16th November 2010

Frank Black has reportedly donated £100,000 to a fund fighting to keep a London venue open. The Pixies frontman has...

Whitaker To Expose Louis Armstrong's Pot Use In Biopic

8th March 2010

FOREST WHITAKER is sure to shock fans of jazz crooner LOUIS ARMSTRONG by focusing on 'Satchmo's' love of marijuana in...

Louis Armstrong The Subject Of Silent Biopic

17th March 2009

Jazz legend LOUIS ARMSTRONG is the subject of a bizarre new silent biopic. Hotel heir-turned-film producer Dan Pritzker has funded, produced...

Whitaker Lands Armstrong Role

10th October 2008

FOREST WHITAKER is delighted to land the lead role in a new LOUIS ARMSTRONG biopic after winning the approval of...

Fascinating Fact 6116

7th October 2008

PAUL MCCARTNEY, MADONNA and DURAN DURAN will be featured on a forthcoming collection of JAMES BOND themes. The LP, entitled...

Louis Armstrong's Drummer Loses Cancer Battle

9th April 2007

Jazz great DANNY BARCELONA lost his battle against cancer at the beginning on the month (01APR07). He was 77. The...

Davis' Song Voted Best Jazz Ever

9th April 2007

Three songs by trumpeting pioneer MILES DAVIS have been voted among the all time top ten jazz records. Davis' SO...

British Jazz Star Mick Mulligan Dies

22nd December 2006

British jazz trumpeter PETER 'MICK' MULLIGAN died on Wednesday (20DEC06) after a battle with illness. He was 78. Mulligan and...

Jazz Virtuoso Davern Dies

18th December 2006

KENNY DAVERN, a clarinetist and soprano saxophonist, who became an acclaimed torchbearer of traditional jazz and swing, has died. He...

French Jazz Musician Claude Luter Dies

9th October 2006

French jazz band leader CLAUDE LUTER died on Friday (06OCT06). He was 83. Clarinet player Luter first made his name...

Record Pioneer Irving Green Dies

3rd July 2006

Mercury Records co-founder IRVING GREEN, who helped break racial barriers by promoting black artists SARAH VAUGHN, DINAH WASHINGTON and THE...

Jazz Photographer Hodgson Dies

12th January 2006

Jazz photographer JAMIE HODGSON has died following a battle with cancer. He was 76. Londoner Hodgson, who passed away...

The Beatles Are Icons Of The Century

15th October 2005

THE BEATLES have topped a poll as the greatest entertainment icons of the past 100 years. The ever-popular Fab...

Jazz Bassist Lesberg Dies

10th October 2005

Veteran jazz star JACK LESBERG has died from complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 85. Double bassist Lesberg performed...

Stars Communist Files Revealed

22nd September 2005

Late screen siren MARILYN MONROE was a suspected communist and tracked by the FBI. Newly-released documents reveal Monroe was...

Dizzy Gillespie's Estate Up For Auction

14th September 2005

Late jazz legend DIZZY GILLESPIE's estate is to be sold at auction today (14SEP05) in New Jersey, where it is...

Cream Platinum Disc Contains Louis Armstrong

18th April 2005

CREAM bassist JACK BRUCE was left confused recently when he decided to play one of the band's platinum discs -...

Bounty Of Jazz Treasures Go On Sale

19th January 2005

Iconic jazz memorabilia once owned by legends including CHARLIE PARKER, JOHN COLTRANE, DIZZY GILLESPIE and LOUIS ARMSTRONG will go under...

Us Opera Star Robert Merrill Dies

26th October 2004

Opera singer ROBERT MERRILL, best known for his renditions of THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER at the New York Yankees' baseball stadium,...

Jazz Legend Illinois Jacquet Dies

23rd July 2004

Legendary jazz saxophonist ILLINOIS JACQUET has died at his New York home at the age of 81. According to...

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