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#FrankieLaine

Frankie Laine, nome d’arte di Francesco Paolo LoVecchio (Chicago, 30 marzo 1913 – San Diego, 7 febbraio 2007), è stato un cantante statunitense. È stato uno dei grandi della musica leggera del XX secolo, con oltre duecentocinquanta milioni di dischi venduti (ventuno i dischi d’oro guadagnati in carriera).

Ebbe il periodo di maggior fulgore tra gli anni quaranta e cinquanta.

Tra gli artisti il cui stile ha influenzato Laine, vi sono i cantanti Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong (come trombettista, Billie Holiday, Mildred Bailey, e Nat King Cole. Con quest’ultimo Frank stringe un’amicizia a Lost Angeles proprio quando la carriera di Nat stava iniziando a decollare. Nat King Cole registrerà una canzone scritta da Frank, It Only Happens Once, e i due rimarranno amici per tutta la vita. Frank sarà uno dei più stretti amici di Nat a portare il feretro al funerale.

Frankie Laine (March 30, 1913 – February 6, 2007), born Francesco Paolo LoVecchio, was a successful American singer, songwriter, and actor whose career spanned 75 years, from his first concerts in 1930 with a marathon dance company to his final performance of “That’s My Desire” in 2005. Often billed as “America’s Number One Song Stylist”, his other nicknames include “Mr. Rhythm”, “Old Leather Lungs”, and “Mr. Steel Tonsils”. His hits included “That’s My Desire”, “That Lucky Old Sun”, “Mule Train”, “Cry of the Wild Goose” “Jezebel”, “High Noon”, “I Believe”, “Hey Joe!”, “The Kid’s Last Fight”, “Cool Water”, “Moonlight Gambler,” “Love Is a Golden Ring,” “Rawhide”, and “Lord, You Gave Me a Mountain.

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#NatKingCole

Nat King Cole, nome d’arte di Nathaniel Adams Coles (Montgomery, 17 marzo 1919 – Santa Monica, 15 febbraio 1965), è stato un cantante e pianista statunitense.

Nathaniel Adams Coles (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965), known professionally as Nat King Cole, was an American singer and musician who first came to prominence as a leading jazz pianist. He was widely noted for his soft, baritone voice, which he used to perform in big band and jazz genres.

Cole was one of the first African Americans to host a television variety show, The Nat King Cole Show, and has maintained worldwide popularity since his death from lung cancer in February 1965.

Nathaniel Adams Coles dit Nat King Cole est un chanteur et pianiste américain de jazz et de rhythm and blues, né le 17 mars 1919 à Montgomery (Alabama), et mort le 15 février 1965 à Santa Monica (Californie). Il est l’un des plus grands crooners des années 1950.