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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.

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  • 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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Playlist: The Playlist: Gregory Porter Celebrates Nat King Cole and 8 More New Songs
NY Times Music, 2017-10-27 17:50:52
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Natalie Cole's only child Robert Yancy dies at 39
USA Today Music, 2017-08-16 18:43:48
Robert Yancy, a grandson of singer Nat King Cole, only child of singer Natalie Cole, dies suddenly at age 39.         

Natalie Cole's Only Child, Robert Yancy, Dies At 39
Access Hollywood, 2017-08-16 14:53:05
Robert Yancy, the only child of singer Natalie Cole and grandson of crooner Nat King Cole, has died. He was 39.

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