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Nat King Cole

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Nathaniel Adams Coles (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965), known professionally as Nat "King" Cole, was an American musician who first came to prominence as a leading jazz pianist. Although an accomplished pianist, he owes most of his popular musical fame to his soft baritone voice, which he used to perform in big band and jazz genres. He was the first black American to host a television variety show, and has maintained worldwide popularity since his death; he is widely considered one of the most important musical personalities in United States history.

He is father of singer Natalie Cole who also has a star on the Walk of Fame.

Fact file

  • Birth name: Nathaniel Adams Coles
  • Also known as: Nat Cole
  • Born: March 17, 1919 Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.
  • Died: February 15, 1965 (aged 45) Santa Monica, California, U.S.
  • Genres: Vocal jazz, swing, traditional pop
  • Occupation(s): Vocalist, pianist
  • Instruments: Piano, vocals, organ
  • Years active: 1935–1965
  • Labels: Capitol
  • Associated acts: Natalie Cole, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin

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Variety, 2017-04-20 17:00:24
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