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us: Cole, Natalie, 1950-2015

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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1950-02-06
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 2015-12-31
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Los Angeles (Calif.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Los Angeles (Calif.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) University of Massachusetts at Amherst
        • Organization: (naf) Capitol Records, Inc.
    • Gender

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    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Popular music
      • Occupation

          (lcsh) Singers
            (lcsh) Entertainers
              (lcsh) Blues musicians
          • Sources

            • found: Pretty woman [SR] p1990: label (Natalie Cole)
            • found: LC data base, 10-5-92 (hdg.: Cole, Natalie, 1950- )
            • found: Guinness enc. of pop. mus., 2nd ed. (Cole, Natalie; b. Feb. 6, 1950, Los Angeles, Calif.; daughter of Nat "King" Cole)
            • found: African American National Biography, accessed December 12 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Cole, Natalie; born Stephanie Maria Cole; popular singer, rhythm and blues musician / singer; born 06 February 1950 in Los Angeles, California, United States; her musical tastes extended from Billie Holiday to the Beatles; she attended the best private schools and graduated (1968) from the Northfield Mount Hermon School in Massachusetts; while studying child psychology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst she continued to sing and perform in a local band; after earning a BA degree, she debuted as a solo artist in 1973, and in 1975 she received a recording contract from Capitol Records, her father's label; her first album, Inseparable, was released in 1975 and earned her two Grammy Awards and a gold record; received numerous awards - the Soul Train Best Single (Female) Award, 1987; three NAACP Image Awards, 1992; two American Music Awards, 1992; and an honorary degree from the Berklee College of Music, 1995; in 2000 she wrote her autobiography entitled Angel on my shoulder and also released her Greatest Hits, Volume I album)
            • found: New York times WWW site, viewed Jan. 4, 2016 (in obituary published Jan. 1: Natalie Cole; b. Feb. 6, 1950; d. Thursday [Dec. 31, 2015], Los Angeles, aged 65; buoyantly jazzy singer who became a million-selling, Grammy Award-winning pop hitmaker with her 1975 debut album and went on to even greater popularity when she followed the example of her father, Nat King Cole, in interpreting pre-rock pop standards)
          • LC Classification

            • ML420.C636
          • Change Notes

            • 1991-11-14: new
            • 2016-01-04: revised
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