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Nat King Cole
(1919-1965) born on
Mar 17
US singer, bandleader. He was famous for his warm, relaxed, easy-listening songs including "Mona Lisa," 1950 and "Ramblin' Rose," 1962; first black to host TV series, 1950s.
         
   
F
I'm a musician at heart, I know I'm not really a singer. I couldn't compete with real singers. But I sing because the public buys it.

R
I felt something impossible for me to explain in words. Then when they took her away, it hit me. I got scared all over again and began to feel giddy. Then it came to me -- I was a father.
A
I got the message. All of us get the message, sooner or later. If you get it before it's too late or before you're too old, you'll pull through all right.
N
I'm a businessman. I work for business people. The kind of thing they say is: Now we've sold a lot of records, let's sell some more.
K
Critics don't buy records. They get 'em free.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Nat King Cole," bvy James Haskings, 1990.
R: In "Ebony," Mar 1950.
A: "Ebony" interview.
N: During a British interview, 1963.
K: In "Nat King Cole," by James Haskings, 1990.
   


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