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This Is Nat
King Cole -

Date & Time

7pm, Mar 17, 2020


Los Angeles, CA

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On what would have been Nat King Cole's 101st birthday, the GRAMMY Museum will celebrate the opening of our new exhibit, This Is Nat King Cole, with a panel discussion featuring Cole’s daughters, Timolin Cole and Casey Cole, and moderator Scott Goldman. Attendees will have the opportunity to view the new exhibit from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., before the program begins.

The panel will discuss Nat King Cole’s legacy as seen in the new exhibit, This Is Nat King Cole, which offers a retrospective of Cole's career, his biggest professional accomplishments, his relationship with Capitol Records, as well as, glimpses into his personal life through handwritten letters with his wife and family, while on his many trips abroad.

The masterful pianist and vocalist's initial focus was the jazz idiom, having formed the Nat King Cole Trio while in his 20s. Cole was signed to Capitol Records in 1943 and The King Cole Trio, his initial album released in 1945 at the dawn of the LP format, topped Billboard's inaugural album chart. He went on to record nearly 700 songs for Capitol, including 150 singles that charted on Billboard's Pop, R&B, and/or Country charts. That phenomenal success led to Capitol's iconic round building on Vine Street in Hollywood to be informally known as "The House That Nat Built." Along with his trailblazing musical career, Cole is recognized for his contributions to the struggle for racial equality. This Is Nat King Cole will also take a look at Cole as a catalytic role in several important cultural sociopolitical advancements, including the U.S. civil rights movement.

Member Check - In: 6:30pm

Nonmember Check - In / Doors: 7pm

Show Time: 7:30pm


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