Nat King Cole
1935 to 1965
March 17, 1919 in Montgomery
February 15, 1965
Montgomery, AL, United States
Nathaniel Adams Coles (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965), known professionally as Nat King Cole, was an American singer who first came to prominence as a leading jazz pianist. He was widely noted for his soft baritone voice, performing in big band and jazz genres, and was a major force in popular music for three decades. Cole was one of the first African Americans to host a national television variety show, The Nat King Cole Show. His recordings remained popular worldwide after his death from lung cancer in February 1965.
Thoughts on Songs with Nat King Cole
In my opinion, one of the most beautiful and sad songs of all time. Stardust is a song about lost or faded love. A love that now only exist only in memory and that is nearly intangible, like stardust itself. Whether the couple is together or apart doesn’t really matter. The love is gone just the same. All that is left is the memory of something that was wonderful, and now that it is gone, life will never be the same.
We are all put on this earth for a short period of time and for a special purpose. People will be watching our successes and failures. One should do whatever it is one does to the best of their abilities and not let the affairs of the world distract or keep them from their calling because time passes far too quickly. We must indeed realize there are “trade-offs” to be made in life, but many times the cost of our decisions will only be realized in brief retrospection. In the end, one will please some people and not others. There will be high points and there will be regrets. One will win some and lose some. One can’t have it all. So, give it one’s best shot while one can. Dance Ballerina, Dance.