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Category: Music - Popular
Reference No: 9995
Status: Available
Price: £195.00
  Nat King Cole

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American singer and pianist.

Cole played the organ in his father’s church before beginning a career as a jazz pianist in the 1930’s. His King Cole Trio (1939-1951) made its first hit record, Straighten Up and Fly Right, in 1943.

Remembered mainly as a vocalist, Cole’s mellow, smooth voice produced as series of hit ballads, including Mona Lisa (1950) and Unforgettable (1951).

He began acting in films in 1943 and became the first black American to host his own television show in 1956, but was subject to racial harassment when he bought a house in the Beverley Hills area.

This is a very fine vintage sepia photograph (5" x 7") of Nat King Cole with his Trio, beautifully signed across a clear area of the image in blue fountain pen ink. Five small album adhesion spots to the reverse (not affecting the front); in very good condition.