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Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington

1899-1974

 
 
Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington plaque image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 10, 2016
1. Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington plaque
Inscription.  
Orchestra Leader, Pianist, Composer
A gift to the City of New York from
Bobby Short, Founder
The Duke Ellington Memorial Fund
and thousands of Ellington fans around the world
Dedicated July 1, 1997
 
Erected 1997 by The Duke Ellington Memorial Fund.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, Music.
 
Location. 40° 47.813′ N, 73° 56.965′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 110th Street, in the median on Fifth Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Duke Ellington Circle, New York NY 10026, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Odetta (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); A View From the Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Clinton: On Top of Manhattan (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mount Saint Vincent (approx. 0.2 miles away); Before There Was a Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Vanderbilt Gate
Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington memorial image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 10, 2016
2. Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington memorial
(approx. ¼ mile away); Andrew Haswell Green Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); The New York Academy of Medicine (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .
1. Duke Ellington. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on December 18, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Central Park: Duke Ellington Memorial. Official NYC Parks description. (Submitted on December 18, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

3. Duke Ellington Circle. Central Park.org entry (Submitted on December 18, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

4. Duke Ellington and his Orchestra - "Take the A Train" (1962). Storyville Records/You Tube (Submitted on December 18, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Duke Ellington image. Click for full size.
By Toledo Blade, Unknown
3. Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington Circle image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 10, 2016
4. Duke Ellington Circle
At the time, it was still Frawley Circle
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 18, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 32 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 18, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
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