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Louis Armstrong (4 August 1901-6 July 1971), nicknamed Satchmo, was an American jazz musician, who was famous for playing the cornet, trumpet, and later as a vocalist.

In 1928, Armstrong recorded a version of "West End Blues", which was a favorite tune of William T. Riker in the 24th century. Riker was a fan of Armstrong and all of his works and upon taking command of the USS Titan in 2379, named a shuttlecraft, the Armstrong, after him. (TTN novel: Taking Wing)


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Louis Armstrong (1901-1971) was an American Jazz trumpeter and singer, from New Orleans, Louisiana. With his strong stage presence and recognizable voice, Armstrong crossed over from a singer/songwriter to a celebrity personality, influencing popular music as well the jazz community.

The Muppets have covered not only songs written by Armstrong, including "Cheese Cake", but also songs that were hits for him, including "Hello, Dolly!", "When You're Smiling" and "Mack the Knife".



  • Kevin Clash based Hoots' voice on Louis Armstrong's voice [1], and Steve Whitmire wanted to base Lips on him as well. [2]


  • Northern Calloway played Louis Armstrong in the New Federal Theater's production of Louis in 1981.

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  1. Clash, Kevin, My Life as a Furry Red Monster
  2. Plume, Kenneth Muppet Central interview with Steve Whitmire
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Louis Armstrong
also known as: Satchmo
date of birth: 4 August 1902
date of death: 6 July 1971
Employment history
Works used in games
Fallout 2: A Kiss to Build a Dream On
External links
Wikipedia: Louis Armstrong
IMDb: Louis Armstrong

Louis Daniel Armstrong was a pre-war jazz musician famous for his deep, emotional voice and skill with the trumpet. One of his songs, "A Kiss to Build a Dream On", was used in the opening of Fallout 2.


Armstrong had many hit records including "Stardust", "What a Wonderful World", "When The Saints Go Marching In", "Dream a Little Dream of Me", "Ain't Misbehavin'", and "Stompin' at the Savoy". "We Have All the Time in the World" featured on the soundtrack of the wikipedia:James Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service, and enjoyed renewed popularity in the UK in 1994 when it featured on a wikipedia:Guinness advert. It reached number 3 in the charts on being re-released.

In 1964, Armstrong knocked wikipedia:the Beatles off the top of the wikipedia:Billboard Top 100 chart with "Hello, Dolly!", which gave the 63-year-old performer a U.S. record as the oldest artist to have a #1 song. His 1964 song, "Bout Time" later featured in the film "Bewitched" (2005).

In 1968, Armstrong scored one last popular hit in the United Kingdom with the highly sentimental pop song "What a Wonderful World", which topped the British charts for a month; however, the single did not chart at all in America. The song gained greater currency in the popular consciousness when it was used in the 1987 movie Good Morning, its subsequent rerelease topping many charts around the world. Armstrong even appeared on the October 28, 1970 Johnny Cash Show, where he sang Nat "King" Cole's hit "Rambling Rose" and joined Cash to re-create his performance backing Jimmie Rodgers on "Blue Yodel #9".

Stylistic range

Armstrong enjoyed many types of music, from blues to the arrangements of Guy Lombardo, to Latin American folksongs, to classical symphonies and opera. Armstrong incorporated influences from all these sources into his performances, sometimes to the bewilderment of fans who wanted Armstrong to stay in convenient narrow categories. Armstrong was inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as an early influence. Some of his solos from the 1950s, such as the hard rocking version of "St. Louis Blues" from the WC Handy album, show that the influence went in both directions.

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