As per our current Database, Duke Ellington has been died on May 24, 1974 (age 75).
When Duke Ellington die, Duke Ellington was 75 years old.
|Popular As||Duke Ellington|
|Age||75 years old|
|Born||April 29, 1899 (DC)|
Duke Ellington’s zodiac sign is Taurus. According to astrologers, Taurus is practical and well-grounded, the sign harvests the fruits of labor. They feel the need to always be surrounded by love and beauty, turned to the material world, hedonism, and physical pleasures. People born with their Sun in Taurus are sensual and tactile, considering touch and taste the most important of all senses. Stable and conservative, this is one of the most reliable signs of the zodiac, ready to endure and stick to their choices until they reach the point of personal satisfaction.
Duke Ellington was born in the Year of the Pig. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Pig are extremely nice, good-mannered and tasteful. They’re perfectionists who enjoy finer things but are not perceived as snobs. They enjoy helping others and are good companions until someone close crosses them, then look out! They’re intelligent, always seeking more knowledge, and exclusive. Compatible with Rabbit or Goat.
One of American jazz's most influential figures. He led his famed orchestra from 1923 until his death.
He was called Duke by his friends growing up because his suave sophistication reminded them of a nobleman.
He called his music American Music, not jazz. He helped compose more than 1,000 original pieces, many of which became standards.
His parents, James Edward and Daisy Kennedy Ellington, both played the piano. He married Edna Thompson, his high school sweetheart, on July 2, 1918, and they had one child together. They separated in the late 1920s.
He was commemorated by Stevie Wonder with "Sir Duke," a song Wonder wrote in 1976.