Field Place, Broadbridge Heath, near Horsham, West Sussex, England, birthplace of poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley, 1792

Jane Alley, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA – (photo from 1964 – now the location of the New Orleans police headquarters, near Tulane and Broad), birthplace of Louis Armstrong, 1901

Two very different birthplaces,  Percy Bysshe Shelley and Louis Armstrong – both of them born on this day – both geniuses

Here’s Allen reading Shelley’s Ode To the West Wind

and here’s Louis performing Home, back in 1932

and from the same year,  That’s My Home


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