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Nat King Cole

Singer + Musician
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Born Mar 17, 1919
Hometown Montgomery
Died Feb 15, 1965
Death Place State of California
Other Names Nathaniel Adams C...

Nathaniel Adams Coles, known professionally as Nat King Cole, was an American musician who first came to prominence as a leading jazz 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 death.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1919 Birth Nathaniel Adams Coles was born in Montgomery, Alabama, on March 17, 1919. … Read More

TEENAGE

1936 17 Years Old …  His older brother, Eddie, a bass player, soon joined Cole's band, and they made their first recording in 1936 under Eddie's name. … Read More

TWENTIES

1943 24 Years Old 1 More Event
…  The King Cole Trio signed with the fledgling Capitol Records in 1943. … Read More
1944 25 Years Old Around the time Cole launched his singing career, he entered into Freemasonry. He was raised in January 1944 in the Thomas Waller Lodge No. 49 in California. … Read More
His first marriage, to Nadine Robinson, ended in 1948.

THIRTIES

Completed in 1956, it was the world's first circular office building and became known as "The House that Nat Built". … Read More

FORTIES

1960 41 Years Old He was also present at the Democratic National Convention in 1960 to throw his support behind Senator John F. Kennedy.
1961 42 Years Old Cole was also among the dozens of entertainers recruited by Frank Sinatra to perform at the Kennedy Inaugural gala in 1961. … Read More
…  In January 1964, Cole made one of his final television appearances on The Jack Benny Program. … Read More
1965 46 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Until his death in 1965, Cole was an active and visible participant in the civil rights movement, playing an important role in planning the March on Washington in 1963.
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