Musical Monday Special Edition ~ Remembering Nat King Cole


Nat King Cole
March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965

Born Nathaniel Adam Coles but known professionally as Nat King Cole. An American vocalist and jazz pianist, Cole was one of the best. His song writing ability and jazz playing began at the age of 17.

In 1946, Cole’s, (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons , was his first song that reached #1 as a pop single.

Cole received many awards for his tremendous talent, such as the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1990.

He was inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in 1985 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000.

150 singles record by Cole reached Billboard Pop, R & B and Country Charts.  During his music career he sold 50 million copies.

Cole died from lung cancer at the age of 45.

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  1. I simply love “Unforgettable” and the duet Natalie created with her dad once the technology was available is one of my all-time favorite songs.

  2. My dad really liked Nat King Cole – so sad he died so young. I remember as a young child going to the local pizza parlor in a very small town to hear his brother, Ike, sing – he had a very similar voice.

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