George Benson's latest album, Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole, is a tribute to his hero. Greg Allen/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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George Benson Follows The Path Of His 'Unforgettable' Idol

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Nat King Cole (center) rehearses with his trio at the London Palladium in 1950. Ron Case/Getty Images hide caption

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Leonard Pitts On Memories Of Laundry And Nat King Cole

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Nat King Cole performed frequently in Latin America, and also recorded three Spanish-language albums. AP hide caption

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Nat King Cole, En Espanol

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Nat King Cole at the piano in 1951, the year "Too Young" was a huge hit. Hulton Archive / Getty Images hide caption

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Nat King Cole: An Incandescent Voice

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Nat King Cole was enduring, iconic and, appropriately enough, unforgettable. Keystone/Hulton Archive hide caption

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