Wednesday, July 6, 2011

40 years....

Louis Armstrong left us forty years ago today.

I don't know what else to say except to repeat David Ostwald's reply when I e-mailed him last night to tell him that today was 40 years since Louis died.

"DIED!?" is all he wrote.

How true. How can someone be dead if so many are still talking about him, writing about him and listening to his music? Thanks, Louis...you'll truly live forever.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

At your book launch party 10 days ago the presence of Louis was strong. So much love for the man and his art was in evidence. Sitting in Louis' garden while his music played, one half-expected him to step into the yard for a plate of ribs.

Phil Lynch said...

Amen.

Thanks, Pops.

jm said...

Loving your book Ricky !