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On July 6, 1971, Louis Armstrong died. He was sixty-nine. His wife Lucille received thousands of sympathy cards. A funeral was held in a small church in Queens, New York. The place overflowed with people. Viewers in sixteen countries watched the funeral on television. ” 41 Thousands of friends and fans came to Louis’s funeral in Queens, New York. A few days later, fifteen thousand fans turned out for another funeral in New Orleans. Musicians filled the air with the sounds of jazz. They marched proudly through the streets of New Orleans to honor their hometown hero.
In Copenhagen, Denmark, more than ten thousand people greeted him. They honored him with a flower bouquet shaped like a trumpet. But as the crowd’s excitement grew, things got out of hand. People grabbed at Louis and tore off half his clothes. ” He sang about soft winds blowing, steamboats on the river, and dancing until dawn. 30 THE GREAT DEPRESSION In the 1930s, the United States was suffering through the Great Depression. Millions of people lost their jobs, their homes, and their money. Louis felt sorry for those who had lost everything.
Other musicians learned from his skills and his creativity. ” 42 For almost fifty years, the Great Louis entertained millions of people as a singer, bandleader, movie star, and comedian. ” In his deep, gravelly voice, he sang about the colors of the rainbow, friendship and love, and the hope that children bring. Louis Armstrong shared his warmth and his towering musical talent with the world. In his own special way, he made people everywhere feel wonderful. ” (1964) “What a Wonderful World” (1967) 43 TIMELINE LOUIS ARMSTRONG WAS BORN ON AUGUST 4, 1901.