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Duke Ellington
(1899-1974) born on
Apr 29
US bandleader, songwriter. He was an outstanding jazz personality who wrote over 5000 original works, e.g., "Take the 'A' Train."
         
   
F
On becoming more acquainted with the word of the Bible, I began to understand so much more of what I had been taught, and of what I had learned about life and about the people in mine.

R
Music is my mistress, and she plays second fiddle to no one.
A
Create, and be true to yourself, and depend only on your own good taste.
N
Playing "bop" is like playing Scrabble with all the vowels missing.
K
People do not retire. They are retired by others.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Music is My Mistress," 1973.
R: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
A: "Music is My Mistress," 1973.
N: In "Look," 10 Aug. 1954.
K: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
   


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