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15 Facts About Duke Ellington

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Transcript of 15 Facts About Duke Ellington

1. He looked like- 2. He was a jazz musician. 3. He was born April 29, 1899 and died May 24, 1974. 4. His grandparents were slaves. 5. There have been 10 tributes to him. 6. He has won 12 Grammy awards. 7. Nine of his recordings were inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. 15 Facts About Duke Ellington 8. He has received 15 honors and inductions. 9. Ellington married Edna Thompson on July 2, 1918, when he was 19. 10. Besides composing his own work, he also wrote music for Broadway plays, 11. He composed an orchestra without a baton. 12. Though Ellington took piano lessons when he was 7 years old, he was more interested in baseball. 13. He had one son... 14. Named Mercer Ellington. 15. Duke elington composed more than 2000 pieces of music.
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