Happy birthday to Nathaniel Adams Coles, known professionally as Nat King Cole, who was born March 17th, 1919. Cole was an American jazz musician/ singer and actor. His trio became the model for small jazz ensembles that followed. Cole also acted in films and on television and performed on Broadway. He was the first African-American man to host an American television series. He was the father of singer-songwriter Natalie Cole.
Cole, a heavy smoker, was diagnosed with lung cancer and died on February 15, 1965. He was 45 years old.
I wanted to make the art look like a vintage record album cover.