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Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer, ..... Its subject matter did not make it appealing to Broadway; Ellington had unfulfilled plans to take it there. Despite ..... After Duke died, his son Mercer took over leadership of the orchestra, continuing until his own death in 1996.

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On this day in History, Duke Ellington dies on May 24, 1974. Learn more about what happened today on History.

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Apr 27, 2017 ... An originator of big-band jazz, Duke Ellington was an American ... 1974, at the age of 75, Duke Ellington died of lung cancer and pneumonia.

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Died: May 24, 1974. New York, New York African American composer, band leader, and pianist. Duke Ellington is considered by many to be one of America's  ...

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May 25, 1974 ... From the Archives: Jazz Great Duke Ellington Dies in New York Hospital .... He did not compose simply for the orchestra, but for the distinctive ...

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Dec 12, 2002 ... Duke Ellington. About Duke Ellington ... In May of 1974, Ellington died of lung cancer in New York City. In his more than fifty years as a ...

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Jun 16, 2011 ... The death of Duke Ellington's beloved mother in 1935 drew from the ... and demonstrated to those who followed him that the music did not need ...

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

www.britannica.com/biography/Duke-Ellington

Duke Ellington: American pianist who was the greatest jazz composer and ... Ellington (born April 29, 1899, Washington, D.C., U.S.—died May 24, 1974, New York, ... and he was awarded, but did not accept, a scholarship to the Pratt Institute, ...