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Nat King Cole

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Birth Name: Nathaniel Adams Coles
Born: 1919/03/17
Birth Place: Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Died: 1965/02/15
Years Active: 1935–1965
Genres: Vocal Jazz, Swing, Traditional Pop, Jump Blues, Vocal

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 one of the first black Americans to host a television variety show, and has maintained worldwide popularity since his untimely death. He is widely considered one of the most important musical personalities in United States history. His career started primarily as a piano player in a Jazz trio. This continued throughout the late 1930s. Cole was consid... Continue Bio >>

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