This will be an everlasting love
This will be the one I’ve waited for
This will be the first time anyone has loved me
I’m so glad you found me in time
And I’m so glad that you’ve rectified my mind
This will be an everlasting love for me
Are the incredible song lyrics to the R & B/ Jazz hit, commonly known as the EHarmony jingle, “This Will Be (an Everlasting Love)” by legendary songstress; Ms. Natalie Cole.
Unfortunately, as a New Year rolls in, the daughter (Natalie Cole) of smooth tenor/ baritone Jazz/ Entertainment Legend, Nat King Cole and Jazz singer Maria Cole (mother) passed on Thursday (12/31/15) at Cedar Sinai hospital in Los Angeles due to complications from long term illnesses. Natalie Cole’s singing/ performing career began at an extremely tender age, especially, considering whom her world-famous musician father was and her “unforgettable” voice being discovered and developed at an early age. Natalie’s unique musical linage, public struggle with substance abuse and her phenomenal “come back” all played key roles in shaping who she was an artist and Woman of Soul. Natalie was one of the very few artists and public figures who wasn’t afraid to allow people into her personal life. Her unselfish honesty, relate ability and willingness to be vulnerable endeared loyal supporters to her.
In short, Natalie’s contribution to music will live on. For Cole, the 90’s was career-defining as she produced some of her greatest works and career highlights, including but not limited to, one of music history’s favorite dubbed voice over father-daughter duets- Unforgettable, which was one of her father’s hit songs. Cole is also noted for smash hits like Inseparable, I’ve Got Love on My Mind, Miss You Like Crazy and Lush Life to name a few. Cole went on to produce a bevy of ’90s classic albums like, Snowfall on the Sahara and The Magic of Christmas (both released in 1999), an album of holiday standards recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra.
Cole also launched her acting career before the end of the decade, appearing on television series of the time. Finally, the Grammy-award winning singer, song writer and actress lived a very full life with many accomplishments to be proud of. Now she and her father can sing together in Heaven as he welcomes her in. Rest in Peace, Queen Natalie Cole.
Written by Bridgette Dowdell, Staff Writer, Modern Domestic