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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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In the news

Nat King Cole Centennial Exhibit to Open at Grammy Museum on March 17
Billboard, 2020-02-25 14:00:00
The Grammy Museum is celebrating the life and career of legendary singer and pianist Nat King Cole with a new exhibit, it was announced Tuesday...

Nat King Cole
Variety, 2019-11-01 19:55:34
Counterintuitive as it might seem, there’s a large fan base for Nat King Cole that wishes he’d never sung a lick. Not because they harbor any grudge against his singing voice, but just because it took focus and attention away from what they believe was his real gift: being one ...

Nat King Cole’s Early Years Are Getting the Archival Treatment
NY Times Music, 2019-07-19 07:00:05
Resonance Records is set to release a nearly-200-song anthology of music, which will be the first complete collection of Cole’s pre-Capitol recordings.

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