Continuing on with the music theme and another genius talent.

Yesterday, April 29 was his birthday.  He was born in 1899 and died in 1974.

I read a biography a few months ago called ” Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington” by Terry Teachout.

Duke and his band were sent to the Soviet Union by the State Department on a goodwill tour in the 1960’s.  If there’s one language we all understand it’s music and Duke’s music was universal.

This was written in 1953 by Duke, Billy Strayhorn and Johnny Mercer.