5/9 Today in Weird Music History: 1964. Louis Armstrong, the innovative trumpeter and influential jazz musician knocks the Beatles’ I Wanna Hold Your Hand off the #1 Billboard spot after a three month run. In the twilight of his career, Armstrong’s gravelly voice was accompanied by an old style jazz band, including banjo. Here’s a link to this great rendition of a classic show tune.
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