• Short Summary

    A Chicago memorial concert for the late, great jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong took a tragic turn on Thursday.

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    GV Concert hall exterior
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    CU ZOOM OUT Mrs. Armstrong playing piano during concert PAN TO audience
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    SV PAN Mrs. Armstrong on stretcher being wheeled out
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    Initials BB/0028 SGM/1259


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    Background: A Chicago memorial concert for the late, great jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong took a tragic turn on Thursday. Satchmo's second wife, Lil, collapsed and died of a heart attack while swinging through St. Louis Blues with several other pioneer jazz musicians.

    Lil and Louis married in 1924, the year after Satchmo first came to Chicago. She worked with him, encouraged him and taught him to read music. Seven years later the couple separated. Though they divorced in 1938, Lil Armstrong continued to use her married name just as she went on pounding out jazz rhythms, composing and recording.

    This National Broadcasting Company film of Lil's last concert is introduced by a brief commentary, transcribed overleaf, and has natural sound of the music and the subsequent chaos.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7Z2W90OILXI484Z9BXB0WKJIV
    Media URN:
    VLVA7Z2W90OILXI484Z9BXB0WKJIV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/08/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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