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Nat King Cole

Born 17 March 1919. Died 15 March 1965.
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Biography

Nathaniel Adams Coles (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965), known professionally as Nat King Cole, was an American singer and musician who first came to prominence as a leading jazz pianist. He was widely noted for his soft, baritone voice, which he used to perform in big band and jazz genres.

Cole was one of the first African Americans to host a television variety show, The Nat King Cole Show, and has maintained worldwide popularity since his death from lung cancer in February 1965.

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  1. Review of The Essential Nat King Cole

    The Essential Nat King Cole 2004

    Reviewed by Morag Reavley
    ...a joy for anyone whose appreciation of Cole goes beyond roasting Yuletide chestnuts.
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