Friday, October 28, 2011
NEW PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT BY COLA KAT PRODUCTIONS FEATURING JOHNNY MATHIS TO SCREEN AT FERNDALE FILM FESTIVAL
Nat King Cole was one of the most popular singers ever to hit the American charts. A brilliant recording and concert artist during the 40s, 50s, and 60s, he attracted millions of fans around the world with a sensitive and caressing singing voice that was unmistakable. Cole had a rare blend of technical musical knowledge and sheer performing artistry topped off with an abundance of showmanship. In the 23 years that he recorded with Capitol Records, he turned out hit after amazing hit – nearly 700 songs – all the while managing to remain a gentle, tolerant and gracious human being.
In 1965, Nat King Cole died tragically of lung cancer. He was only 45. Nathaniel Adams Coles was born in Montgomery, Alabama on March 17, 1919. He was the son of Baptist minister, Edward James Coles, and mother, Perlina Adams, who sang soprano and directed the choir in her husband’s church. Cole grew up in Chicago, met and married a girl in New York named Maria Hawkins, who was from Boston. They had five children and lived in Hancock Park in Los Angeles.
Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc., is non-profit organization that is helping to support music education in Florida. Musical instruments, instruction, seminars, state-of-the-art recording equipment and funding are being provided to students with the greatest need and fewest resources in Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties
For information about Nat King Cole Generation Hope, visit http://www.natkingcolefoundation.org/
The PSA can be viewed online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NI9y8Cb1HDw