Written by
Bob Stumpel

October 25

Nature Boy

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Performed at the the induction ceremony of Nat King Cole in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on March 6, 2000.

The ceremony took place  at the Waldorf Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.  “Ray Charles […] tore up the Waldorf when he admitted that he ‘tried to steal Nat Cole’s voice. I even tried to steal his piano – he wouldn’t let me, but I tried.'”
At least a part of Ray’s performance was filmed (archived by AP). The song was released on Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Volume 6: 2000 – 2001 (Time-Life, 2012l; available as download).


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