Lionel Frederick "Freddy" Cole (October 15, 1931 – June 27, 2020) was an American jazz singer and pianist. His recording career has spanned over sixty years. He was the brother of musicians Nat King Cole and Ike Cole, father of Lionel Cole, and uncle of Natalie Cole, Timolin Cole, and Casey Cole. He was known for his moderate success of Whispering Grass in 1953.
|Birth name||Lionel Frederick Cole|
|Born||October 15, 1931|
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||June 27, 2020 (aged 88)|
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
|Labels||Decca, Fantasy, Telarc, HighNote|
During the 1970s, Cole recorded several albums for European and English based labels. He was the subject of the 2006 documentary The Cole Nobody Knows. In June of that year, Cole was added to the Steinway Artist roster.
- "Popular Artist Biographies. All Media Guide, 2009". Answers.com. Retrieved 3 January 2010.
- Pianist Freddy Cole has died at 88
- Official website
- Freddy Cole: Heir To The Throne by Alex Henderson, The New York City Jazz Record
- filmmaker Clay Walker's webpage on Freddy Cole Archived 2006-12-08 at the Wayback Machine
- PBS video of performance at the Georgia Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony Archived 2012-12-29 at Archive.today