MUSICIANS, MUSIC, SELF-confidence, ANNIVERSARIES, and NICKNAMES
The article presents information about singer Nat King Cole. His instantly recognizable voice attracts adjectives-velvety, silken, intimate-the way Homeric heroes trail epithets. But those words can't describe the swinging, ingratiating self-confidence laced with tenderness that colors Nat King Cole's singing. February 15 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of Cole's death--ironically, given his dense voice--from lung cancer. Listeners who discovered him through the amiably engulfing sound of hits like "Unforgettable," "Mona Lisa" and "Ramblin' Rose" may not realize that Cole, a brilliant pop singer, was also a lot more.