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Freddy Cole was nearing his 60th birthday by the time he finally stepped forward and firmly declared his musical independence. And when he did, it was with a wink.

Freddy Cole was an all-state athlete in high school with dreams of playing professional football, but a hand injury derailed that path

After his brother’s death in 1965, Freddy Cole resisted calls from promoters seeking to bill him as a tribute act, and kept a relatively low profile. For a time in the 1980s, he was playing six nights a week at the Ritz-Carlton in Atlanta.

Freddy Cole spent years resisting offers for a tribute act to his brother Nat King Cole. Then he found a way to make that denial part of his act.

Freddy Cole, a pianist and vocalist who spent much of his musical life in the shadow of his brother Nat King Cole, but whose durable talents carried him through a triumphant late-career resurgence, has died at 88

Freddy Cole, a pianist and vocalist who spent much of his musical life in the shadow of his brother Nat King Cole, but whose durable talents carried him through a triumphant late-career resurgence, has died

Freddy Cole died on Saturday at the age of 88. With his charming, easeful baritone and a crisp, efficient touch at the piano, he carved out a distinguished career of more than 65 years.

Freddy Cole, jazz musician who emerged from shadow of brother Nat ‘King’ Cole, dies at 88

Music fans are mourning the loss of Chicago jazz musician Freddy Cole who passed away on Saturday. He was 88.

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It could not have been easy being the kid brother of Nat King Cole. But jazz singer and pianist Freddy Cole forged his own path. @howardreich  remembers the jazz master, who died Saturday at age 88:

Freddy Cole died on Saturday at his home in Atlanta at the age of 88. With his charming, easeful baritone and a crisp, efficient touch at the piano, Cole carved out a professional career of more than 65 years.

Joe Cole to sign for Tampa Bay Rowdies. The club also has Freddy Adu. Adu and Cole, the dream partnership in 2005..

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FINAL: the #Phillies  defeat the #Pirates  3-2 Cole Hamels: 7 IP 5 H 2 ER 1 BB 9 K Freddy Galvis: 2-3, RBI, BB

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