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Nat King Cole

Background information
Birth name Nathaniel Adams Coles
Born March 17, 1919(1919-03-17)
Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Died February 15, 1965 (aged 45)
Santa Monica, California, United States
Genre(s) Vocal jazz, swing, traditional pop, jump blues
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, pianist
Instrument(s) Singing, piano
Voice type(s) Baritone
Years active 1936–1965
Label(s) Decca, Excelsior, Capitol
Associated acts Natalie Cole, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin

Nathaniel Adams Coles (March 17, 1919February 15, 1965), known professionally as Nat King Cole, was a popular American jazz singer-songwriter and pianist. Image File history File links Nat_King_Cole_2. ... is the 76th day of the year (77th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... Coordinates: , Country State County Montgomery Incorporated December 3, 1819 Government  - Mayor Bobby Bright Area  - City  156. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Santa Monica (disambiguation). ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... For other uses, see swing. ... Traditional pop or Classic pop or Standards music denotes, in general, Western (and particularly American) popular music that either wholly predates the advent of rock and roll in the mid-1950s, or to any popular music which exists concurrently to rock and roll but originated in a time before the... Jump blues is a type of up-tempo blues music influenced by big band sound. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... A pianist is a person who plays the piano. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making music. ... Harry Belafonte singing, photograph by C. van Vechten Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with speech. ... A short grand piano, with the lid up. ... Voice type, often called Fach (pl. ... For other uses, see Baritone (disambiguation). ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... It has been suggested that Decca Music Group be merged into this article or section. ... Excelsior Recordings is an independent record label located in Utrecht, The Netherlands. ... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label owned by EMI and located in Hollywood, California. ... Natalie Maria Cole (born February 6, 1950), known professionally as Natalie Cole, is an American singer and songwriter. ... Sinatra redirects here. ... Dean Martin (born Dino Paul Crocetti, June 7, 1917 – December 25, 1995) was an Italian-American singer, film actor, television personality, and comedian. ... is the 76th day of the year (77th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... A pianist is a person who plays the piano. ...


Cole first came to prominence as a leading jazz pianist, then switched his emphasis to singing, becoming one of the most popular and best known vocalists of all time.[citation needed] Harry Belafonte singing, photograph by C. van Vechten Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with speech. ...

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Childhood and Chicago

Cole was born in Montgomery, Alabama. His birth date, according to the World Almanac, was on Saint Patrick's Day in 1919;[1] other sources have erroneously listed his birthdate as 1917. His father was a preacher in the Baptist church. His family moved to Chicago, Illinois, while he was still a child. There, his father became a minister; Nat's mother, Perlina, was the church organist. Nat learned to play the organ from his mother until the age of 12, when he began formal lessons. His first performance, at age four, was of Yes, We Have No Bananas. He learned not only jazz and gospel music, but European classical music as well, performing, as he said, "from Johann Sebastian Bach to Sergei Rachmaninoff." Coordinates: , Country State County Montgomery Incorporated December 3, 1819 Government  - Mayor Bobby Bright Area  - City  156. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... The World Almanac and Book of Facts is a book considered to be a top reference work. ... St. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Baptist is... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Organ in Katharinenkirche, Frankfurt am Main, Germany The organ is a keyboard instrument played using one or more manuals and a pedalboard. ... Yes! We Have No Bananas is the title of a novelty song by Frank Silver and Irving Cohn that was a major hit in 1923, and one of the top songs of the 20th century. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... Gospel music is music that is written to express either personal or a communal belief regarding Christian life, as well as (in terms of the varying music styles) to give a Christian alternative to mainstream secular music. ... This article is about Western art music from 1000 AD to the present. ... “Bach” redirects here. ... Rachmaninoff, in his later years, toured the United States extensively, and remained there from 1918 until his death. ...


The family lived in the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago. Nat would sneak out of the house and hang outside the clubs, listening to artists such as Louis Armstrong, Earl "Fatha" Hines, and Jimmie Noone. He participated in Walter Dyett's renowned music program at DuSable High School. Douglas, located on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois is one of 77 well-defined Chicago community areas. ... Louis[1] Armstrong[2] (4 August 1901[3] – July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo[4] and Pops, was an American jazz musician. ... Earl Kenneth Hines, better known as Earl Hines or Fatha Hines (28 December 1903 near Pittsburgh – 22 April 1983 in Oakland, California) was a prominent jazz pianist. ... Jimmie Noone (sometimes spelled Jimmy Noone) (April 23, 1895 – April 19, 1944) was an early jazz clarinetist. ... Walter Henri Dyett (1901–1969) was an American violinist and music educator. ... DuSable High School is a Bronzeville high school opened in 1934. ...


Inspired by the playing of Earl Hines, Cole began his performing career in the mid 1930s while he was still a teenager, and adopted the name "Nat Cole". His older brother, Eddie Coles, a bassist, soon joined Nat's band and they first recorded in 1936 under Eddie's name. They were also regular performers at clubs. In fact, Nat got his nickname "King" performing at one jazz club, a nickname presumably reinforced by the otherwise-unrelated nursery rhyme about Old King Cole. He was also a pianist in a national touring revival of ragtime and Broadway theatre legend, Eubie Blake's revue, "Shuffle Along". When it suddenly failed in Long Beach, California, Cole decided to remain there. Earl Kenneth Hines, universally known as Earl Fatha Hines, (28 December 1903[1] Duquesne, Pennsylvania – 22 April 1983 in Oakland, California) was one of the most important pianists in the history of jazz. ... There are a range of musical instruments that can be collectively be regarded as bass instruments since they are in the bass range. ... Old King Cole, according to William Wallace Denslow For other uses of King Cole, see King Cole (disambiguation). ... A pianist is a person who plays the piano. ... Look up ragtime in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... James Hubert Blake (February 7, 1887 – February 12, 1983), was a composer, lyricist, and pianist of ragtime, jazz, and popular music. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles County Government  - Mayor Bob Foster Area  - City  65. ...


Los Angeles and the King Cole Trio

Nat Cole and three other musicians formed the "King Cole Swingers" in Long Beach and played in a number of local bars before getting a gig on the Long Beach Pike for US$90 per week. The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ...


Nat married a dancer Megan Robinson, who was also with Shuffle Along, and moved to Los Angeles where he formed the Nat King Cole Trio. The trio consisted of Nat on piano, Oscar Moore on guitar, and Wesley Prince on double bass. The trio played in Los Angeles throughout the late 1930s and recorded many radio transcriptions. Nat's role was that of piano player and leader of the combo. Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


It is a common misconception that Nat Cole's singing career did not start until a drunken barroom patron demanded that he sing "Sweet Lorraine". In fact, Nat Cole has gone on record as saying that the fabricated story "sounded good, so I just let it ride." In fact Nat Cole frequently sang in between instrumental numbers. Noticing that people started to request more vocal numbers, he obliged. Yet, the story of the insistent customer is not without merit. There was such a customer who did request a certain song one night, but a song that Nat did not know. Instead he sang "Sweet Lorraine". The trio was tipped 15 cents for the performance, a nickel apiece (Nat King Cole: An Intimate Biography, Maria Cole with Louie Robinson, 1971).


During World War II, Wesley Prince left the group and Cole replaced him with Johnny Miller. Miller would later be replaced by Charlie Harris in the 1950s. The King Cole Trio signed with the fledgling Capitol Records in 1943 and Cole stayed with the recording company for the rest of his career. Revenues from Cole's record sales fueled much of Capitol Records' success during this period, and are believed to have played a significant role in financing the distinctive Capitol Records building on Hollywood and Vine, in Los Angeles. Completed in 1956, it was the world's first circular office building and became known as "the house that Nat built." Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label owned by EMI and located in Hollywood, California. ... Picture of Hollywood and Vine Sign Hollywood and Vine, the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Hollywood, California, became famous in the 1920s for its concentration of radio and movie related businesses. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


Cole was considered a leading jazz pianist, appearing, for example, in the first Jazz at the Philharmonic concerts (credited on the Mercury Record labels as "Shorty Nadine," apparently derived from the name of his wife at the time). His revolutionary lineup of piano, guitar and bass in the time of the big bands became a popular set up for a jazz trio. It was emulated by many musicians, among them Art Tatum, Erroll Garner, Oscar Peterson, Ahmad Jamal, Tommy Flanagan and blues pianists Charles Brown and Ray Charles. He also performed as a pianist on sessions with Lester Young, Red Callender, and Lionel Hampton. The Page Cavanaugh Trio with the same set up as Cole came out of the chute about the same time, at the end of the war. It's still a toss up as to who was first, though generally agreed the credit goes to Nat Cole. Jazz at the Philharmonic (JATP) was the title of a series of concerts and recordings produced by Norman Granz. ... Mercury Records is a record label currently headquartered in the UK, and is a subsidiary of Universal Music Group. ... Arthur Tatum Jr. ... Erroll Louis Garner (June 15, 1921 – January 2, 1977) was an American jazz pianist and composer whose distinctive and melodic style brought him both popular acclaim and the admiration of peers. ... Oscar Emmanuel Peterson, CC, CQ, O.Ont. ... Ahmad Jamal (born on July 2, 1930)[1] is a noted American jazz pianist. ... Thomas Lee Flanagan (b. ... Charles Brown (September 13, 1922 – January 21, 1999) was an American blues singer and pianist, originally a member of The Blazers. ... For Ray Charles, the composer and conductor of the Ray Charles Singers, see Ray Charles (composer). ... Lester Young Lester Willis Young (August 27, 1909 – March 15, 1959), nicknamed Prez, was an American jazz tenor saxophonist and clarinetist. ... Red Callender, (born in 1916 in Haynesville, Virginia - died in 1992 in Saugus, California) was a great jazz musician and played contra-bass and tuba. ... Lionel Hampton with George W. Bush Lionel Leo Hampton (April 20, 1908, Louisville, Kentucky – August 31, 2002 New York City), was a jazz bandleader and percussionist. ...


Early singing career

Cole's first mainstream vocal hit was his 1943 recording of one of his compositions, "Straighten Up and Fly Right", based on a black folk tale that his father had used as a theme for a sermon. Johnny Mercer invited him to record it for the fledgling Capitol Records label. It sold over 500,000 copies, and proved that folk-based material could appeal to a wide audience. Although Nat would never be considered a rocker, the song can be seen as anticipating the first rock and roll records. Indeed, Bo Diddley, who performed similar transformations of folk material, counted Cole as an influence. Folklore is the ethnographic concept of the tales, legends, or superstitions current among a particular ethnic population, a part of the oral history of a particular culture. ... John Herndon Johnny Mercer (November 18, 1909 – June 25, 1976) was a popular American songwriter and singer. ... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label owned by EMI and located in Hollywood, California. ... There are many candidates for the title of the first rock and roll record. ... Bo Diddley (born December 30, 1928) aka The Originator, is an influential American rock and roll singer, songwriter, and guitarist. ...


Beginning in the late 1940s, Cole began recording and performing more pop-oriented material for mainstream audiences, often accompanied by a string orchestra. His stature as a popular icon was cemented during this period by hits such as "The Christmas Song" (Cole recorded the tune four times: June 14, 1946 as a pure Trio recording; August 19, 1946 with an added string section; August 24, 1953; and again in 1961 for the double album, The Nat King Cole Story. This final version, recorded in stereo, is the one most often heard today.), "Nature Boy" (1948), "Mona Lisa" (1950), "Too Young" (the #1 song in 1951)[1], and his signature tune "Unforgettable" (1951). While this shift to pop music led some jazz critics and fans to accuse Cole of selling out, he never totally abandoned his jazz roots; as late as 1956, for instance, he recorded an all-jazz album, After Midnight. The 1940s decade ran from 1940 to 1949. ... A string orchestra is an orchestra composed solely of stringed instruments. ... The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) is a classic Christmas song, written in 1944 by vocalist Mel Tormé and Bob Wells. ... Nature Boy is a song by Eden Ahbez, published in 1947. ... Mona Lisa is an Academy Award-winning song written by Ray Evans and Jay Livingston for the film . ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Unforgettable is a popular song which won the Song of the Year Grammy Award in 1992. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Selling out refers to the compromising of ones integrity, morality and principles in exchange for money, success or other personal gain. ... A car from 1956 Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... After Midnight is a 1957 Jazz album by Nat King Cole. ...

Nat King Cole with future star Billy Preston, aged 12 (1958).

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Making television history

On November 5, 1956, The Nat King Cole Show debuted on NBC-TV. While commentators have often mistakenly hailed Cole as the first African-American to host a network television show — an honor belonging to jazz pianist and singer Hazel Scott in 1950 — the Cole program was the first of its kind hosted by a star of Nat Cole's magnitude. is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... A car from 1956 Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hazel Dorothy Scott (1920 – 1981) was a jazz and classical pianist and singer. ...


Initially begun as a 15-minute show on Monday night, the show was expanded to a half hour in July 1957. Despite the efforts of NBC, as well as many of Cole's industry colleagues (beginning with Frankie Laine, who was the first white singer to break the "color barrier" by appearing as a guest on a black entertainer's show) -- most of whom, such as Ella Fitzgerald, Harry Belafonte, Mel Tormé, Peggy Lee, and Eartha Kitt — worked for industry scale in order to help the show save money, The Nat King Cole Show was ultimately done in by a lack of national sponsorship. Companies such as Rheingold Beer assumed regional sponsorship of the show, but a national sponsor never appeared. Frankie Laine, born Francesco Paolo LoVecchio (March 30, 1913 – February 6, 2007), was one of the most successful American singers of the twentieth century. ... Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996), also known as Lady Ella and the First Lady of Song, is considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists of the 20th Century. ... Harold George Belafonte, Jr. ... Melvin Howard Tormé (September 13, 1925 – June 5, 1999), nicknamed The Velvet Fog, is best known as one of the great male jazz singers. ... Peggy Lee (May 26, 1920 – January 21, 2002) was an American jazz and traditional pop singer and songwriter and Oscar-nominated performer. ... Eartha Kitt (born Eartha Mae Keith on January 17, 1927),[1] is an American actress, singer, and cabaret star. ... Overview Rheingold Beer was a New York beer that held 35 percent of the states beer market from 1950 to 1960. ...


The last episode of The Nat King Cole Show aired 17 December 1957. Cole had survived for over a year, and it was he, not NBC, who ultimately decided to pull the plug on the show. NBC, as well as Cole himself, had been operating at an extreme financial loss. Commenting on the lack of sponsorship his show received, Cole quipped shortly after its demise, "Madison Avenue is afraid of the dark." This statement, plus the passing of time, has fueled the urban legend that Cole's show had to close down despite enormous popularity. In fact, the Cole program was routinely beaten by the competition at ABC, then riding high with its travel and western shows. In addition, musical variety series have always been risky enterprises with a fickle public; among the one-season casualties are Frank Sinatra in 1957, Judy Garland in 1963 and Julie Andrews in 1972. December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... Sinatra redirects here. ... Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 - June 22, 1969) was an Academy Award-nominated American film actress and singer, best known for her role as Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz (1939). ... Dame Julie Elizabeth Andrews, DBE (born Julia Elizabeth Wells[1] on 1 October 1935[2]) is an award-winning English actress, singer, author and cultural icon. ...


Cancellation and racism

The TV show was ultimately cancelled because potential sponsors shied away from showcasing a black artist. Cole fought racism all his life and refused to perform in segregated venues. In 1956, he was assaulted on stage while singing the song "Little Girl" in Birmingham, Alabama, by three members of the North Alabama White Citizens' Council (a group led by Education of Little Tree author Asa "Forrest" Carter, himself not among the attackers) who apparently were attempting to kidnap him. The attack began at the rear of the auditorium when three men ran down the aisles towards Cole and his band. The invasion of the stage was quickly snuffed out by local law enforcement but in the ensuing melée, he was toppled from his piano bench and injured his back. Cole did not finish the concert and never again performed in the South. A fourth member of the group who had participated in the plot was later arrested in connection with the act. All were later tried and convicted for their roles in the crime.[2] Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Manifestations Slavery Racial profiling Lynching Hate speech Hate crime Genocide (examples) Ethnocide Ethnic cleansing Pogrom Race war Religious persecution Blood libel Paternalism Police brutality Movements Policies Discriminatory Race / Religion / Sex segregation Apartheid Redlining Internment Ethnocracy Anti-discriminatory Emancipation Civil rights Desegregation Integration Equal opportunity Counter-discriminatory Affirmative action Racial quota... Racial segregation characterised by separation of different races in daily life, such as eating in a restaurant, drinking from a water fountain, using a rest room, attending school, going to the movies, or in the rental or purchase of a home. ... Nickname: Location in Jefferson County in the state of Alabama Coordinates: , Country State Counties Jefferson, Shelby Incorporated December 19, 1871 Government  - Type Mayor - Council  - Mayor Bernard Kincaid (Current) Larry Langford (Mayor-Elect) Area  - City 151. ... It has been suggested that Citizens Councils of America be merged into this article or section. ... Historic Southern United States. ...


1950s and beyond

Throughout the 1950s, Cole continued to rack up hit after hit, including "Smile", "Pretend", "A Blossom Fell", "If I May". His pop hits were collaborations with well-known arrangers and conductors of the day, including Nelson Riddle, Gordon Jenkins, and Ralph Carmichael. Riddle arranged several of Cole's 1950s albums, including his first 10-inch long-play album, his 1953 Nat King Cole Sings For Two In Love. Jenkins arranged Love Is the Thing, #1 on the album charts in April 1957. The 1950s decade refers to the years 1950 to 1959 inclusive. ... Pretend is a popular song, written in 1952 by Lew Douglas, Cliff Parman, and Frank Levere. ... A Blossom Fell is a popular song. ... Nelson Smock Riddle, Jr. ... Gordon Jenkins Gordon Hill Jenkins (12 May 1910-1 May 1984) was an American arranger who was an influential figure in popular music in the 1940s and 1950s, renowned for his lush string arrangements. ... Ralph Carmichael (born 27 May 1927, Quincy, Illinois) is a composer and arranger of both secular pop music and contemporary Christian music, being regarded as one of the pioneers of the latter genre. ...


In 1958, Cole went to Havana, Cuba, to record Cole Español, an album sung entirely in Spanish. The album was so popular in Latin America as well as in the USA, that two others in the same vein followed: A Mis Amigos (sung in Spanish and Portuguese) in 1959, and More Cole Español in 1962. A Mis Amigos contains the Venezuelan hit "Ansiedad", whose lyrics Cole had learned while performing in Caracas in 1958. Cole learned songs in languages other than English by rote. This article is about the Cuban city. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... Nickname: Motto: Ave María Santísima, sin pecado concebida, en el primer instante de su ser natural. ...


The change in musical tastes during the late 1950s meant that Cole's ballad singing did not sell well with younger listeners, despite a successful stab at rock n' roll with "Send For Me" (peaked at #6 pop). Along with his contemporaries Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, Cole found that the pop singles chart had been almost entirely taken over by youth-oriented acts. In 1960, Nat's long-time collaborator Nelson Riddle left Capitol Records for Frank Sinatra's newly formed Reprise Records label. Riddle and Cole recorded one final hit album Wild Is Love, based on lyrics by Ray Rasch and Dotty Wayne. Cole later retooled the concept album into an off-Broadway show, I'm With You. Dean Martin (born Dino Paul Crocetti, June 7, 1917 – December 25, 1995) was an Italian-American singer, film actor, television personality, and comedian. ... Sinatra redirects here. ... For other persons named Tony Bennett, see Tony Bennett (disambiguation). ... See also: 1959 in music, other events of 1960, 1961 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 14 - Elvis Presley is promoted to Sergeant in the U.S. Army February 6 - Songwriter Jesse Belvin dies in an automobile accident in Los Angeles, California. ... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label owned by EMI and located in Hollywood, California. ... Reprise Records is an American record label, owned by Warner Music Group, operated through Warner Bros. ... Off-Broadway plays or musicals are performed in New York City in smaller theatres than Broadway, but larger than Off-Off-Broadway, productions. ...

Nat King Cole and daughter Natalie Cole. Photo: Howard Frank Archives

Cole did manage to record some hit singles during the 1960s, including the country-flavored hit "Ramblin' Rose" in August of 1962, "Dear Lonely Hearts", "Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days Of Summer", and "That Sunday, That Summer". Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Natalie Maria Cole (born February 6, 1950), known professionally as Natalie Cole, is an American singer and songwriter. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... That Sunday, That Summer is a popular song. ...


Cole performed in many short films,sitcoms,television shows, and played W. C. Handy in the film St. Louis Blues (1958). He also appeared in The Nat King Cole Story, China Gate, and The Blue Gardenia (1953) (see photo above). Cat Ballou (1965), his final film, was released several months after his death. William Christopher Handy (November 16, 1873 – March 28, 1958) was a blues composer and musician, often known as the Father of the Blues. ... A number of short and feature films have been entitled . ... Raymond Burr in The Blue Gardenia The Blue Gardenia is a 1953 black-and-white film noir directed Fritz Lang. ... Cat Ballou is a 1965 comedy Western film which tells the story of a woman who hires a famous gunman to avenge her fathers murder, but finds that the man she hires isnt what she expected. ...


Death and posthumous achievements

Cole, a heavy smoker, who'd smoke as much as three packets of cigarettes a day, died of lung cancer on February 15, 1965, while still at the height of his singing career. The day before he died, he did a radio interview, stating: "I am feeling better than ever. I think I've finally got this cancer licked". A 1997 edition of Chicken Soup for the Soul published a story stating that Cole's wife, Maria, nearly missed his death due to car trouble, but this is an urban legend.[3] Shredded tobacco leaf for pipe smoking Tobacco can also be pressed into plugs and sliced into flakes Tobacco is an agricultural product processed from the fresh leaves of plants in the genus Nicotiana. ... Lung cancer is a disease of uncontrolled cell growth in tissues of the lung. ... is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Chicken Soup for the Soul is a series of books, usually featuring a collection of short, inspirational stories and motivational essays. ... An urban legend or urban myth is similar to a modern folklore consisting of stories often thought to be factual by those circulating them. ...


His last album, L-O-V-E, was recorded in early December 1964 — just a few days before entering the hospital for lung cancer treatment — and released just prior to his death; it peaked at #4 on the Billboard Albums chart in the spring of 1965. A Best Of album went gold in 1968. His 1957 recording of "When I Fall In Love" reached #4 in the UK charts in 1987. Lung cancer is a disease of uncontrolled cell growth in tissues of the lung. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1983, an archivist for EMI Electrola Records, EMI (Capitol's parent company) Records' subsidiary in Germany, discovered some songs Cole had recorded but had never been released, including one in Japanese and another in Spanish ("Tu Eres Tan Amable"). Capitol released them later that year as the LP Unreleased. For the Jimi Hendrix song, see 1983. ... Electrola was founded in Berlin in 1925 by the Gramophone Company. ...


Cole was inducted into both the Alabama Music Hall of Fame and the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame. He was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1990, and in 1997 was inducted into the Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame. In 2007, he was inducted into the Hit Parade Hall of Fame. // [edit] Foundation First conceived by the Muscle Shoals Association in the early 1980s, the Alabama Music Hall of Fame was created by the Alabama Music Hall of Fame Board, which then saw to its Phase One construction of a 12,500 square ft. ... The Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame (AJHoF) was founded in 1978, and opened a museum on September 18, 1993, with a mission It is located in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. // This art-deco museum, housed in the historic Carver Theatre for the Performing Arts in downtown Birmingham, Alabama, honors great jazz... The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded by the Recording Academy to performers who, during their lifetimes, have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording [1]. This award is distinct from the Grammy Hall of Fame Award, which honors specific recordings rather than individuals, and... Down Beat is an American magazine devoted to jazz. ...


In 1991, Mosaic Records released The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio, an 18 compact disc set, consisting of 349 songs. (This special compilation also was available as a 27 high-quality LP record set.) Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar. ... Mosaic records is an American specialist jazz record label, founded in 1983 by Michael Cuscuna and Charlie Louris to issue coherent limited edition box sets (initially on LP) of jazz recordings by individual musicians, which had fallen out of print or suffered neglect. ... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label owned by EMI and located in Hollywood, California. ...


Nat's youngest brother Freddy Cole, and Nat's daughter, Natalie Cole are also singers. In the summer of 1991, Natalie and her father had an unexpected hit when Natalie mixed her own voice with her father's 1961 rendition of "Unforgettable", as part of her album paying tribute to her father's music. The song and the album of the same name won seven Grammy awards in 1992. Lionel Frederick Cole b. ... Natalie Maria Cole (born February 6, 1950), known professionally as Natalie Cole, is an American singer and songwriter. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Unforgettable is a popular song which won the Song of the Year Grammy Award in 1992. ...


Marriage, children and other personal details

There has been some confusion as to Cole's actual year of birth. Nat himself used four different dates on official documents: 1915, 1916, 1917, and 1919. However, Nathaniel is listed with his parents and older siblings in the 1920 U.S. Federal census for Montgomery Ward 7 and his age is given as nine months old. Since this is a contemporary record, it is very likely he was born in 1919. This is also consistent with the 1930 census which finds him at age 11 with his family in Chicago's Ward 3. In the 1920 census, the race of all members of the family (Ed., Perlina, Eddie M., Edward D., Evelina and Nathaniel) is recorded as mulatto. Cole's birth year is also listed as 1919 at the Nat King Cole Society's web site.[2]


Cole's first marriage, to Nadine Robinson, ended in 1948. On March 28, 1948 (Easter Sunday), just six days after his divorce became final, Nat King Cole married singer Maria Hawkins Ellington — no relation to Duke Ellington although she had sung with Ellington's band. They were married in Harlem's Abyssinian Baptist Church by Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. They had five children: daughter Natalie was born in 1950, followed by adoption of Carol (the daughter of Maria's sister, born in 1944) and a son Nat Kelly Cole (born in 1959), who died in 1995 at 36. Twin girls Casey and Timolin were born in 1961. is the 87th day of the year (88th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the American Jazz composer and performer. ... This article is about the Harlem neighborhood in New York City. ... A rare spoken word album by Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. ... Natalie Maria Cole (born February 6, 1950), known professionally as Natalie Cole, is an American singer and songwriter. ...


In 1948, Cole purchased a house in the all-white Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. The property owners association told Cole they did not want any undesirables moving in. Cole retorted "Neither do I. And if I see anybody undesirable coming in here, I'll be the first to complain." Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Hancock Park is a wealthy neighborhood in Los Angeles, California. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


Cole carried on affairs throughout his marriage. By the time he developed lung cancer, he was estranged from his wife Maria in favor of actress Gunilla Hutton, best known as Nurse Goodbody of Hee Haw fame. However, he was together with his wife during his illness and she stayed with him until his death. In interview, his wife Maria has expressed no lingering resentment over his affairs, but rather emphasised his musical legacy and the class he exhibited in all other aspects of his life. Gunilla Freeman Hutton (born May 15, 1944) is a Swedish actress, perhaps most notable for her role as Miss Nurse Goodbody in the television series Hee Haw. ... For the EP from the musical band Birthday Party, see Hee Haw (EP). ...


Cole was a heavy smoker of KOOL menthol cigarettes, smoking up to three packs a day. He believed smoking kept his voice low. (He would, in fact, smoke several cigarettes in quick succession before a recording for this very purpose.) He died of lung cancer on February 15, 1965, at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica, California. His funeral was held at St. James Episcopal Church on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles. His remains were interred inside Freedom Mausoleum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, Los Angeles. A pack of KOOL Milds and a cigarette. ... A cigarette will burn to ash on one end. ... Lung cancer is a disease of uncontrolled cell growth in tissues of the lung. ... is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Saint Johns Health Center is a hospital in Santa Monica, California, USA. The hospital was founded in 1942 by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth. ... For other uses, see Santa Monica (disambiguation). ... Gates of Forest Lawn Forest Lawn Memorial Park is a cemetery in Glendale, Los Angeles County, California. ... Nickname: Location of Glendale within Los Angeles County and the State of California. ...


Politics

On August 23, 1956, Cole spoke at the Republican National Convention[citation needed] in the Cow Palace, San Francisco, California. He was also present at the Democratic National Convention in 1960, to throw his support behind President John F. Kennedy. Cole was also among the dozens of entertainers recruited by Frank Sinatra to perform at the Kennedy Inaugural gala in 1961. Nat King Cole frequently consulted with President Kennedy (and later President Johnson) on the issue of civil rights. {| style=float:right; |- | |- | |} is the 235th day of the year (236th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... A car from 1956 Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Cow Palace (originally known as the California State Livestock Pavilion) is an indoor arena in Daly City, California, situated on the border of Daly City and neighboring San Francisco. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Featured at the Democratic National Convention are speeches by prominent party figures. ... John Kennedy and JFK redirect here. ... Sinatra redirects here. ...


Notable TV appearances (other than his own)

  • Ed Sullivan: Nat King Cole was on the Ed Sullivan show six times before his own show ran regularly in 1957. He appeared twice after his show ended, once in 1958 and once in 1961.

Nat King Cole Appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show by: Season, Episode and Production Number, Air Date, Episode Title For other persons named Edward Sullivan, see Edward Sullivan (disambiguation). ... The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety show that ran from June 20, 1948 to June 6, 1971, and was hosted by former entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan. ...

    • Season 9 (380.9-2 02-Oct-1955)
      • Scheduled: Nat King Cole; "Fanny" cast and Josh Logan
    • Season 9 (383.9-5 23-Oct-1955)
    • Season 9 (404.9-26 18-Mar-1956)
      • Scheduled: Marcel Marceau; Eli Wallach; Nat King Cole and Cesare Siepe
    • Season 9 (405.9-27 25-Mar-1956)
      • Scheduled: Nat King Cole; Jack Carter and Reese & Davis
    • Season 9 (411.9-33 06-May-1956)
      • Scheduled: Tony Martin; Nat King Cole; Edie Adams; The Lovers and Will Jordan
    • Season 9 (416.9-38 10-Jun-1956)
      • Scheduled: Nat King Cole; Bob Hope (on film); Jack Carter and film: "A Short Vision"
    • Season 11 (510.11-29 13-Apr-1958)
      • Scheduled: Nat King Cole; Mickey Mantle; Yogi Berra and Jack Norworth
    • Season 14 (648.14-16 29-Jan-1961)
      • Scheduled: Carmen McRae; Carol Channing and Nat King Cole
  • Dinah Shore: Nat King Cole was also on the Dinah Shore show – singing "Mr. Cole Won’t Rock & Roll" — in the early-1960s.
  • Your Show of Shows ... aka Sid Caesar's Show of Shows - Episode dated 12 September 1953.
  • An Evening With Nat King Cole BBC Special 1963.

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Discography (albums)

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Year Album Title
1944 The King Cole Trio - Capitol Records (10 inch LP)
1946 The King Cole Trio Volume 2 (10 inch LP)
1948 The King Cole Trio Volume 3 (10 inch LP)
1950 Nat King Cole At The Piano (10 inch LP)
1952 Penthouse Serenade (10 inch LP)
1952 Top Pops (10 inch LP version)
1952 Harvest Of Hits (10 inch LP)
1953 Sings For Two In Love (10 inch LP)
1954 Unforgettable (10 inch originally, 12 inch following year)
1955 Penthouse Serenade (12 inch LP version)
1955 Nat King Cole Sings For Two In Love (12 inch LP version)
1955 10th Anniversary Album (12 inch LP version)
1955 Top Pops (12 inch LP version)
1955 The Piano Style of Nat King Cole
1956 Ballads of the Day
1957 This Is Nat King Cole
1957 After Midnight
1957 Just One Of Those Things
1957 Love Is the Thing
1958 Cole Español
1958 St. Louis Blues
1958 The Very Thought Of You
1958 To Whom It May Concern
1959 Welcome To The Club
1959 A Mis Amigos
1960 Tell Me All About Yourself
1960 Everytime I Feel The Spirit
1960 Wild Is Love
1960 The Magic of Christmas
1961 The Nat King Cole Story
1961 The Touch of Your Lips
1962 Nat King Cole Sings/George Shearing Plays (Bonus LP added to later pressings)
1962 Ramblin' Rose
1962 Dear Lonely Hearts
1962 Chartbusters: Volume 2 (Capitol Compilation LP, features "Ramblin Rose")
1962 More Cole Español
1962 Swingin' Side Of Nat King Cole (Reissue Of "Welcome To the Club")
1963 Nat King Cole Sings the Blues (Reissue Of St. Louis Blues)
1963 Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer
1963 Chartbusters: Volume 3 (Capitol Compilation LP, features "That Sunday, That Summer" & "Mr. Wishing Well")
1963 Top Pops (Reissue of 1955 album)
1963 Where Did Everyone Go?
1963 The Christmas Song (Reissue Of Magic Of Christmas plus title song, minus "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen")
1964 Chartbusters: Volume 4 (Capitol Compilation LP, features "My True Carrie, Love")
1964 Nat King Cole Sings My Fair Lady
1964 Let's Face The Music!
1964 I Don't Want To Be Hurt Anymore
1965 L-O-V-E (Released weeks before Cole Died)
Compilations & Re-Releases (Released Posthumously)
1965 Sings Songs From Cat Ballou & Other Motion Pictures
1965 Looking Back
1965 Unforgettable (1965 reissue of 1954 album)
1965 Sings Hymns & Spirituals (Reissue Of Every Time I Feel the Spirit)
1965 Nat King Cole Trio: The Vintage Years
1965 Nature Boy
1966 Nat King Cole At the Sands (Recorded Live on January 14, 1960)
1966 Sincerely, Nat King Cole
1966 Nat Cole Sings the Great Songs!
1966 Longines Symphonette Society Presents the Unforgettable Nat King Cole (Box Set)
1967 The Beautiful Ballads
1967 Thank You, Pretty Baby
1968 Best Of Nat King Cole
1970 The Magic Of Christmas With Children (Safeway Supermarket Promo LP)
1973 Nature Boy
1974 Our Love Is Here To Stay
1974 Love is a Many Splendored Thing
1979 Reader's Digest Presents: The Great Nat King Cole (4LP Box Set)
1982 Greatest Love Songs
1983 Unforgettable (Australia)
1986 The Christmas Song (1st CD Reissue of 1963 album)
1987 Unforgettable (1st CD Reissue Of 1954 album)
1987 Sings For Two In Love(and more) (1st CD Reissue Of 1955 album, plus 3 bonus tracks from "To Whom It May Concern")
1987 The Complete After Midnight Sessions (1st CD Reissue Of 1956 album, plus unreleased session tracks)
1987 Love Is the Thing(and more) (1st CD Reissue Of 1957 Album, plus 3 tracks from "Where Did Everyone Go")
1987 Just One Of Those Things(and more) (1st CD Reissue Of 1957 album, plus 3 tracks from "Let's Face the Music")
1987 Cole Espanol Vol 1 (CD reissue combines 10 tracks from "Cole Espanol", plus 5 tracks from "A Mis Amigos")
1987 Cole Espanol Vol 2 (CD reissue combines 10 tracks from "More Cole Espanol", plus 5 tracks from "A Mis Amigos")
1987 Ramblin' Rose(and more) (1st CD Reissue Of 1962 album, plus 3 tracks from "Dear Lonely Hearts")
1987 Nat King Cole Sings/George Shearing Plays (1st CD Reissue Of 1962 album, plus unreleased tracks)
1987 The Very Thought Of You (1st CD Reissue Of 1958 album, plus unreleased tracks)
1987 Every Time I Feel the Spirit (1st CD Reissue Of 1960 album)
1990 Hit That Jive, Jack
1990 Jumpin' at Capitol
1990 Capitol Collectors' Series
1990 Cole, Christmas and Kids
1991 Big Band Cole (Repackaging of Welcome To the Club with bonus tracks)
1991 The Complete Capitol Recordings Of the Nat King Cole Trio (Mammoth Box set from Mosaic Records of CT containing every recording Cole made in a trio context from 1942-1961. Came on 18CD's or 27 LP's)
1991 The Unforgettable Nat King Cole
1991 The Nat King Cole Story (1991 2-CD reissue of 1961 Double LP)
1992 LOVE (1st CD Reissue Of 1965 album, plus bonus single tracks)
1992 Ballads Of the Day (1st CD Reissue Of 1956 album, plus unreleased tracks) Above 2 titles were a limited time released to comemorate Capitol Records 50th anniversary.
1992 Nat King Cole At the Movies
1992 Christmas Favorites
1992 Selections From The Nat King Cole 4-CD Box Set (Promo)
1992 The Best Of The Nat King Cole Trio: The Instrumental Classics
1993 The Billy May Sessions (2Cd Set)Includes all tracks from "Just One Of Those Things" and "Let's Face the Music", plus various unreleased single records.
1993 Mis Mejores Canciones - 19 Super Exitos
1994 Greatest Hits (DCC Gold Disc version released 1995)
1994 Let's Face the Music & Dance (Not the 1964 album)
1995 Wild Is Love (1st CD Reissue Of 1960 album)
1995 To Whom It May Concern (1st CD Reissue Of 1958 album)
1995 St. Louis Blues (1st CD Reissue Of 1958 album)
1996 Chestnuts Roastin' (CEMA bargain CD release, contains 10 of the 14 tracks from "The Christmas Song" CD)
1996 Sincerely/The Beautiful Ballads (UK two-fer)
1998 The Frim Fram Sauce
1998 Dear Lonely Hearts/I Don't Want To Be Hurt Anymore (UK two-fer)
1999 Looking Back/Where Did Everyone Go? (UK two-fer)
1999 Live At The Circle Room (Radio Transcriptions From a 1944 Performance)
1999 The Christmas Song (1999 CD reissue restores all tracks from "The Magic Of Christmas", plus 3 versions of "The Christmas Song")
2000 Coast To Coast Live (1963 Concert At the Riverside Inn, Fresno, CA/1962 WNEW Radio Show)
2000 Route 66
2000 Christmas & Kids: From One To Ninety Two (Reissue Of Cole, Christmas & Kids)
2001 The King Swings
2001 Try Not To Cry
2001 Night Lights (album recorded in 1956, but never released)
2003 Stepping Out of a Dream
2003 The Classic Singles (4 CD Book)
2003 20 Golden Greats
2003 The Best Of...
2003 Love Songs
2003 The Nat King Cole Trio (With Famous Guests)
2003 The One And Only Nat King Cole
2004 Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days Of Summer/My Fair Lady (UK two-fer)
2004 The Christmas Song (An Update on the 1999 CD reissue)
2005 The World Of Nat King Cole (Bonus DVD added 2006)
2006 The Very Best of Nat King Cole
2006 Stardust: The Complete Capitol Recordings, 1955-59
2006 L-O-V-E: The Complete Capitol Recordings, 1960-64

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Filmography

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Short subjects

  • King Cole Trio & Benny Carter Orchestra (1950)
  • Nat King Cole and Joe Adams Orchestra (1952)
  • Nat King Cole and Russ Morgan and His Orchestra (1953)
  • The Nat King Cole Musical Story (1955)

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See also

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References

  1. ^ Nat King Cole Society
  2. ^ Eyewitness Account published in The Birmingham News. Felts, Jim. Letter to the Editor. 15 December 2007.
  3. ^ Urban Legends Reference Pages: Grateful Millionaire

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