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Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer, ... Though widely considered to have been a pivotal figure in the history of jazz, Ellington embraced the phrase "beyond ..... Its subject matter did not make it appealing to Broadway; Ellington had unfulfilled plans to take it there.

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Apr 27, 2017 ... Biography.com profiles American jazz pianist, composer, and bandleader Duke Ellington. Follow his prolific career as one of the originators of ...

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Duke Ellington is considered by many to be one of America's most brilliant ... " Duke," after a friend recommended that Ellington should have some sort of title.

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Duke Ellington was married to Edna Thompson. They had 1 child, Mercer. He also had two more kids! Edward Ellington Jr.

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Feb 10, 1996 ... The day after Duke Ellington's funeral on 27 May 1974, his son Mercer ... had died the week before Duke did, and as they fell by the wayside the ... such a great and prolific composer, Mercer Ellington would have been held in ...

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Thus, Duke Ellington was Edward Kennedy Ellington, his son was Mercer Kennedy ... Born on January 4, 1879, Daisy was the oldest of nine children. .... Fortunately, Duke did have a real he-man to identify with, his cousin William " Sonny" ...

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Oct 20, 2015 ... Duke Ellington was an American jazz composer and performer who is among one ... children. Beatrice Ellis, Mercer Kennedy Ellington. Died on. 24 May 1974 AD ... The first job that he did was of selling peanuts at Washington ...

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Dec 12, 2002 ... “It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing.” Considered one of the greatest jazz composers of all time, Duke Ellington had an enormous ...

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Make research projects and school reports about Duke Ellington easy with credible ... (Kennedy) Ellington; married Edna Thompson, July 2, 1918; children: Mercer. .... However, he did begin to take the piano more seriously as a high school ..... of his works were written for his own band, interpretations by others have rarely ...