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AP Exam Practice: Nat King Cole—Biography and Video

As you read about and listen to Nat King Cole, you will notice many words you do not understand; however, you may be
surprised to find that you understand enough to make an educated guess about the following details of his life.

Vida de Nat King Cole

Carrera de Nat King Cole

Música de Nat King Cole


Date of birth:



Date of death:




Place of birth:




Brother’s name:










Musician who inspired him:



City where his career started:



Instrument(s) he played:




Cities where his trio played:



Musicians who were inspired by him:




Record company he worked with:



Listen to Nat King Cole’s music video and pay particular attention to his pronunciation of Spanish.  Do you suppose Nat King Cole was a fluent native speaker of Spanish?  Explain your answer.