Cozy Cole

Born: 
10/17/1909
City: 
East Orange
Region: 
New Jersey
Country: 
USA
Died: 
01/29/1981
Years Active: 
1920's-1970's
Genre(s): 
Instruments: 
Drums
Notable Equipment: 
Former Members: 
Image Credit: 
William P. Gottlieb/Ira and Leonore S. Gershwin Fund Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress

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Cozy Cole was an American jazz drummer who scored a #1 Cashbox magazine hit with the record "Topsy Part 2". "Topsy" peaked at number three on Billboard Hot 100, and at number one on the R&B chart. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. The track peaked at #29 in the UK Singles Chart in 1958. The recording contained a lengthy drum solo, and was one of the few drum solo recordings that ever made the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The single was issued on the tiny Brooklyn-based Love Records label.

Concerts

Event Datesort descending Venue City Region Country
Cozy Cole Quintet 02/16/1960 Minor Key Detroit Michigan USA
Cozy Cole Quintet 02/17/1960 Minor Key Detroit Michigan USA
Cozy Cole Quintet 02/18/1960 Minor Key Detroit Michigan USA
Cozy Cole Quintet 02/19/1960 Minor Key Detroit Michigan USA
Cozy Cole Quintet 02/20/1960 Minor Key Detroit Michigan USA
Cozy Cole Quintet 02/21/1960 Minor Key Detroit Michigan USA
Cozy Cole Quintet 08/12/1960 Minor Key Detroit Michigan USA
Cozy Cole Quintet 08/13/1960 Minor Key Detroit Michigan USA
Cozy Cole Quintet 08/14/1960 Minor Key Detroit Michigan USA

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