Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer, pianist and bandleader of jazz orchestras. He led his orchestra from 1923 until his death, his career spanning over 50 years. Wikipedia
Age: 75 (age at death)
Born: 29th April, 1899, Washington, D.C.
Died: 24th May, 1974, New York City, New York
Height: 6' 1" (185 cm)
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Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins is a jazz album by Duke Ellington and Coleman Hawkins recorded on August 28, 1962 and released in February 1963 by Impulse! Records.
WASHINGTON – New digital recordings of events in U.S. history and early radio shows are at risk of being lost much faster than older ones on tape and many are already gone, according to a study on sound released Wednesday.
Even recent history — such as recordings from 9/11 or the 2008 election — is at risk because digital sound files can be corrupted, and widely used CD-R discs only last three to five years before files start to fade, said study co-author Sam Brylawski.
"I think we're assuming that if it's on the Web it's going to be... Read More
Posted by crown022002 4 years ago
WASHINGTON (AFP) – Jazz icon Duke Ellington has become the first African American to appear solo on a US coin intended for everyday use, officials at the US Mint said Tuesday after a celebration to mark the quarter-dollar`s release.
"He`s the first African American to feature solo and the second African American to feature on a circulating coin," Carla Coolman, a spokeswoman for the US Mint, told AFP.
"The first African American on a circulating coin was York, a slave who was depicted on a Missouri quarter alongside explorers Lewis and Clark. There... Read More
Posted by Queenoftab 5 years ago
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