Brian Chidester

Creative historian, music and documentary film producer

Creative historian, music and documentary film producer

Brian Chidester on KCRW

The song “ Nature Boy ” was a number one hit for Nat King Cole in 1948, selling 1 million copies that year.

Meet ‘Nature Boy’ composer Eden Ahbez, the LA outdoor lover who changed jazz history

The song “ Nature Boy ” was a number one hit for Nat King Cole in 1948, selling 1 million copies that year.

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The song "Nature Boy" was a huge hit for Nat King Cole and recorded by hundreds of artists, including Frank Sinatra, David Bowie, and Lady Gaga.

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Ridley-Thomas is currently refusing to resign despite the federal indictment against him. And he’s unlikely to step down, according to former U.S.

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