Louis Armstrong's Achievements

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Throughout Armstrong’s career he had numerous achievements and awards. In 1936 Louis Armstrong became the first African- American to appear in a major Hollywood film “Pennies from Heaven”, with his friend Bing Crosby. That same year Armstrong became the first Africa-American jazz musician to write an auto-biography,” Swing That Music”. By 1937 he became the first Africa-American to host a nationally sponsored radio show. In 1949 TIME magazine paid tribute to Armstrong, making him the very first jazz musician to ever grace the cover. In May 1964 the record “Hello Dolly” reached number 1 in the pop music charts, knocking the Beatles off the top, at the height of Beatlemania. Louis Armstrong’s music was so popular worldwide that during the Cold
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