Louis and Lucille Armstrong in Egypt, 1961
Louis Armstrong will always be remembered as one the greatest jazz players of all time. Born in 1901, Armstrong started his music career during the 1920s and quickly rose to prominence, thanks to his talent and revolutionary take on jazz music. His career span over five decades, throughout which he was an influence and an inspiration in jazz music.
With his music, Armstrong was a cultural ambassador of the United States. He played his music worldwide and his political agenda was that he refused to discriminate any country and region. In the early sixties, Armstrong traveled to Egypt with his fourth wife, Lucille, and played the trumpet for her at the foot of the pyramids in Giza, as seen in this iconic photo.