Louis Armstrong on BBC2 in 1968
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Rare Louis Armstrong recording of Hello Dolly released

The last live recording of jazz legend Louis Armstrong performing has been made public.

The star played at the National Press Club in Washington DC, against the advice of his doctors, in January 1971, just over five months before he died.

Among the songs Armstrong played that day was Hello Dolly, a huge hit that won a Grammy award.

  • 27 Apr 2012