Remembering the “Unforgettable” Nat King Cole on His 100th Birthday

It was 100 years ago today that the legendary Nat King Cole was born. A lifetime of musical mastery on stage and screen followed, with Cole paving the way for other African-American performers along the way and filling the world with his incredible songcraft.

For this latest Open Thread, we want you to share your memories of the incomparable performer. Tell us about your favorite songs of his and how they touched your life. Did you have the opportunity to see hm live? What was it like? We want you to share with us any and all of your thoughts about this trailblazing icon.

We will leave you with this performance of his signature tune, “Unforgettable,” which originally aired on the August 6th, 1957 episode of The Nat King Cole Show:

Unforgettable indeed. Thank you Mr. Cole, your music continues to inspire.