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(3156) Ellington

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1953 EE. Discovered 1953 Mar. 15 by A. Schmitt at Uccle.

Named in honor of Edward Kennedy (“Duke”) Ellington (1899–1974), renowned jazz pianist, composer and bandleader. Ellington crafted more than 1,000 orchestrations for big bands, film scores, operas, ballets, musicals and church services. (M 22497)

Name proposed by B. G. Marsden, who made the identifications for this object.

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(2003). (3156) Ellington. In: Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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