Born on March 17, 1919, in Montgomery, Alabama, Nat King Cole was an American musician who first came to prominence as a 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. In 1956, Cole became the first African-American performer to host a variety television series, and for many white families, he was the first black man welcomed into their living rooms each night. He has maintained worldwide popularity since his death in 1965.

 

Songs include Mona Lisa, Route 66, Smile, It's Only A Paper Moon, Nature Boy, Straighten Up And Fly Right, Let There Be Love, Too Young, Orange Colored Sky, and Unforgettable.