Eyewitness: The Attack On Nat Cole

John Birchard writes from Washington, DC. Reading TT's disgusted remarks about the American Masters Nat King Cole show brought to mind the only time I saw Cole in person. It was 1956. I was in Uncle Sam's Air Force, stationed at Craig AFB outside Selma, Alabama. A jazz fan friend of mine and I learned that Cole would be coming to Birmingham as headliner of a tour that included June Christy, the Four Freshmen, Ted Heath's British band and comedian Gary Morton, who later would become more widely … [Read more...]