Mel Torme Jazz and pop singer Mel Torme (TOR may) died today at the age of 73. He was best known for his singing but he also co-wrote the hit "The Christmas Song," which begins "Chesnuts roasting on an open fire...." made famous by Nat King Cole. NPR's Dean Olsher brings us this appreciation.
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Mel Torme

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Mel Torme

Mel Torme

Mel Torme

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Jazz and pop singer Mel Torme (TOR may) died today at the age of 73. He was best known for his singing but he also co-wrote the hit "The Christmas Song," which begins "Chesnuts roasting on an open fire...." made famous by Nat King Cole. NPR's Dean Olsher brings us this appreciation.