Historical Heads Phoebe Gydesen World History Honors Pd. 7 October 6 2008
Ella Fitzgerald “The First Lady of Song”
Creative Innovative Inspirational Determined Joyful Hardworking Motivated Loving Kind Dedicated Empathetic Generous
Believed that God gave her this talent so she just sings. Wanted to use her success to impact people’s lives. Believed that “It isn't where you came from, its where you're going that counts." Believed in helping others and fostering education. Believed that reading was essential to a person’s development. Was very grateful for her success because she knew what struggling was like. Wanted to help the disadvantaged. Had a love of music.
Won thirteen Grammy Awards. “A-Tisket, A-Tasket” put into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Was awarded the National Medal of Arts. Received the Commander of Arts and Letters award from France. Inducted into the Down Beat magazine Hall of Fame. Awarded the Peabody Award for Outstanding Contributions in Music. Received first ASCAP award in recognition of an artist. Received Kennedy Center Honors for her contributions to the arts. Recipient of honorary doctorates from various universities. Received the NAACP Award for lifetime achievement.
Louis Armstrong “Satchmo” “The Founding Father of Jazz”
Creative Jovial Dedicated Inventive Strong-willed Hardworking Giving Masterful Joyful Independent
"What we play is life, my whole life, my whole soul, my whole spirit is to blow that horn." Stressed international relations as being very important. Every performance he gave was from the heart. Symbolized the civil rights struggle that was part of America during his time. Was very committed to finding new forms of jazz. Had a deep love of vocal and instrumental music.
Recorded five decades worth of hits. • Appeared in • various • Broadway • performances. • Appeared in • over 30 films. • Performed an • average of • 300 concerts • every year. • Recorded • dozens of • songs that • became jazz • standards. Regarded as one of the most influential musicians in American music. • Appeared on • dozens of • television shows.