Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer – Nat King Cole

THIS DAY IN MUSIC…………………………………..on February 15th of 1965 after smoking three packs of cigarettes a day for many years, Nat King Cole died of lung cancer at the age of 47. His daughter Natalie had just turned 15 the previous week. Nat originally played piano in Jazz bands, but stepped to the front of the stage for good when “Mona Lisa” became a number one hit in 1950. Cole continued his hit streak with “Unforgettable” (#12 in 1951), “A Blossom Fell” (#2 in 1955), “Send For Me” (#6 in 1957), “Looking Back” (#5 in 1958), “Ramblin’ Rose” (#2 in 1962) and ¬†this summer favourite “Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer” (#6 in 1963). He hit the charts again in 1991 when his voice was dubbed into a duet with Natalie on an updated version of “Unforgettable” which rose to #14. Written by Hans Carste and Charles Tobias “Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer” was from an Lp of the same name released in May of 1963. Arranged by Ralph Carmichael the album reached #14 on Billboard’s LP chart. RIP Nat and thank you for the timeless music.¬†