Friday, January 01, 2016

Natalie Cole, R. I. P.

NY Daily News: Chart-topping R&B singer Natalie Cole, who followed her famous father in the music business with hits like “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) and “Unforgettable,” died at age 65.  

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.

6 comments:

Dan_Luft said...

She opened for B.B. King on the first concert I ever went to.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Sounds like a great concert. We saw B. B. King the first time at the Fillmore East ca. 1970 when he was just getting "discovered" by the hippie generation when "The Thrill is Gone" came out. He was great. We last saw him - with Rev. Al Green - at 81 in 2007. Even though he had to sit on a chair he could still bring it.

Todd Mason said...

Yikes. That's too young. Haven't looked at the obit yet, but I wonder if was something that can run in the family...

Deb said...

Completely unexpected...I knew she'd struggled with addiction but that was decades ago. Apparently, the after-effects lingered even though she'd been sober for years. RIP, Natalie--I don't think I went to a single wedding in the early 1990s where "Unforgetable" wasn't the first dance.

Don Coffin said...

Congestive heart failure is what I saw somewhere.

Bill Crider said...

I saw that, too, Don.