( 1901-1971 )
From a New Orleans boys' home to Hollywood, Carnegie Hall, and prime time television, the life of Louis Armstrong is an American success story. His trumpet playing revolutionized the world of music, his scat singing transformed vocal tradition, and he became one of the country’s most recognized and best-loved entertainers. In 1964, his biggest-selling record, Hello Dolly!, displaced the Beatles to reach No. 1 on the pop charts.