Start Date: 01-Jan-2007
End Date: 01-Dec-2029
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NAT KING COLE

 NAT KING COLE

 
 
 
 
 
Nat King Coles song; Mona Lisa is an Academy Award-winning song written by Ray Evans and Jay Livingston for the Paramount Pictures film Captain Carey, U.S.A. (1950). 
 
 

N
athaniel Adams Cole (1919 to 1965), known internationally as Nat King Cole was one of the first black (African American) men to rise to incredible fame as a singer and musician, and to host a television variety show.  

He did not only leave his music legacy behind, but his great talent was inherited by his daughter, Natalie Cole.  
 
The next link is a wonderful rendition of the song, Unforgettable.
 
 
 
 
 
Mahalia Jackson and Nat King Cole sing on his television show in 1957. Hard to believe either one of them would steal anything with such angelic voices. Enjoy!
 
 

Cole was a heavy smoker throughout his life and was rarely seen without a cigarette in his hand.
He was a smoker of Kool menthol cigarettes, believing that smoking up to three packs a day gave his voice its rich sound. (Cole would smoke several cigarettes in rapid succession before a recording.) After an operation for stomach ulcers in 1953, he had been advised by doctors to stop smoking but did not do so.

He underwent cobalt and radiation therapy and was initially given a positive prognosis. On January 25, he underwent surgery to remove his left lung. Despite medical treatments, he died on February 15, 1965,

 

 

While you are in this section, you will find many more of Nat King Cole's songs.

I hope you enjoy all of then. 
 
Although, this seems to be the era of rap and hip-hop, there is still time to introduce or remind the young genereation of some great people, entertainers, artists who paved the path to bring us where we are today.
 
Regards,
 
Spyros Peter Goudas