It's Memorial Day Weekend, the traditional start of Summer! Here in the Northeast it seems a long time in coming, but it's finally here.
In 1963, Nat King Cole scored a top 10 hit with Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer. It would be his last big hit before death from Lung Cancer two years later. Cole was a heavy smoker who believed cigarettes kept his voice low. To that purpose he'd chain smoke several before recording sessions. He was 45 when he died. Here he is performing one of the signature songs of the season.
As an added bonus we present Lawrence Welk and the gang putting their kitschy spin on the tune from a 1966 episode of The Lawrence Welk Show. Take it away Lawrence. "A one an a two..."