Freddy Cole

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Freddy Cole
Freddy Cole in 2003
Cole in 2003
Background information
Birth nameLionel Frederick Cole
Born (1931-10-15) October 15, 1931 (age 88)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation(s)Musician, singer
InstrumentsVocals, piano
Years active1952–present
LabelsDecca, Fantasy, Telarc, HighNote

Lionel Frederick "Freddy" Cole (born October 15, 1931) is an American jazz singer and pianist. His recording career has spanned over sixty years. He is the brother of musicians Nat King Cole and Ike Cole, father of Lionel Cole, and uncle of Natalie Cole, Timolin Cole, and Casey Cole. He was known for his moderate success of Whispering Grass in 1953.[1]

During the 1970s, Cole recorded several albums for European and English based labels. He was the subject of the 2006 documentary The Cole Nobody Knows. In June of that year, Cole was added to the Steinway Artist roster.[2]

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  1. "Popular Artist Biographies. All Media Guide, 2009". Retrieved 3 Jan 2010.
  2. Steinway

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