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The Real King - Nat Cole

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
A quiz on the life and work of the great American singer and jazz musician, Nat "King " Cole.

Question 1:


American singer and jazz musician Nat King Cole was born Nathaniel Adams Coles, in which city?
New Orleans, Louisiana
Montgomery, Alabama
Los Angeles, California
Oakland, California

Question 2:


Nat King Cole lived his early life in what section of Chicago, famous for its jazz clubs?
Germantown
Washington Heights
Bronzeville
Fairfax

Question 3:


In the mid 1930s, while still a teenager, Nat King Cole began his performing career, inspired and influenced by which prominent jazz pianist?
Willie Dixon
Art Tatum
Earl "Fatha" Hines
Jack Johnson

Question 4:


In Los Angeles, Nat King Cole, along with guitarist Oscar Moore and bassist Wesley Prince, formed which group?
The Nat Cole Group
The Nat Cole Swingers
The Nat King Cole Trio
Nat "King" Cole and His Court

Question 5:


This music company, founded in 1942, was sometimes referred to as "The House that Nat Built".
A&M Records
Capitol Records
Decca Records
Virgin Records

Question 6:


This song, based on folk material, was Nat King Cole's first mainstream vocal hit.
Straighten Up and Fly Right
Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer
Nature Boy
Cat Ballou

Question 7:


This song, written by Mel Torme, was recorded by Nat King Cole in 1946.
Nature Boy
Beyond the Sea
The Christmas Song
Unforgettable

Question 8:


What happened to Nat King Cole in 1956, in Birmingham, Alabama?
None of these
He was the victim of an attempted kidnapping
He got his first starring role in a movie
He got his first stage role

Question 9:


What disease caused Nat King Cole's death in 1965 ?
Bone cancer
Heart attack
Leukemia
Lung cancer

Question 10:


This song, written by Eden Ahbez and performed by Nat King Cole, opens with the following lines:

"There was a boy
A very strange enchanted boy
They say he wandered very far, very far".  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


 


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