After firing his stepfathers gun in the air on New Years Eve, Louis Armstrong was sent to the Colored Waifs School for Boys and found his love for music in his young years.
Good Job Louis, good luck.
He started popular in his home town, playing for small occasions. One day he received a call from King Oliver in 1924 to come to Chicago and join his Creole Jazz Band. Armstrong then started his own band and recorded many popular songs with Earl Hines. He did face hate and for a time became unpopular with new jazz musicians coming along, but continued to travel and play 300 nights a year. Fate eventually caught up with him and he died in his home in July 6, 1971.
Born August 4, 1901, Louis Armstrong came into popularity in the 1920's, he influenced many musicians with his excellent trumpet playing and vocals. And although, he didn't invent it, he started experiment with scatting. He impressed not only the jazz world, but all of music.