Monday, March 12, 2012

The Great Louis Armstrong

In June of 1957, a few months after George and Janet Ferroli were married, they went to see the legendary trumpet player and performer Louis Armstrong who was opening up the season at Lake Tahoe. The Borgmans had a table right at the foot of the stage and to Janet’s surprise Louis Armstrong announced that “we have a couple here who just got married,” he pointed them out to the audience and said, “let’s give them a hand.”

After the audience applauded George explained that he had mentioned to the management about being newly married so that Louis could do just that.

Here is a recording of Louis Armstrong playing one of George’s favorite tunes Hoagy Carmichael’s Stardust.

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