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Frank Sinatra with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Topic: Frank Sinatra In 1939 Frank Sinatra signed on with trumpeter Harry James to front his big band. Sinatra was unique in his ability to "talk" a lyric and make listeners feel as if he were speaking directly to them. Teenage female fans—known as "bobbysoxers" at the time—fell in love with the skinny crooner, and they came out to see him in droves. Nationally known band leader, Tommy Dorsey, who was admired for the mellow tones of his trombone, saw Sinatra's remarkable drawing power and asked the young man if he'd like to join his band as a featured singer. It was an offer Sinatra couldn't refuse, and James graciously let Sinatra out of his contract so that he could have his shot at the big time.
Topic: Frank Sinatra As one of the 20th century’s most iconic entertainers, Francis Albert Sinatra made an indelible mark on the world. In the 10 years since his passing, Sinatra’s legacy not only endures but also continues to grow in stature. Beginning his musical career in the swing era with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey, Sinatra became a solo artist with great success in the early to mid-1940s, being the idol of the "bobby soxers". Sinatra was honored with the Kennedy Center Honors in 1983 and awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Ronald Reagan in 1985 and the Congressional Gold Medal in 1997. Sinatra was also the recipient of eleven Grammy Awards, including the Grammy Trustees Award, Grammy Legend Award and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. All Alone out take 15 JAN 1962 Los Angeles recording session with Gordon Jenkins | WEB LINKS | SHOP Frank Sinatra
SINATRA STAMP Topic: Frank Sinatra
Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an iconic American jazz-oriented popular singer and Academy Award-winning actor. The stamp's design was unveiled on what would have been Frank Sinatra's 92nd birthday. The crooner gets a first-class honor from the Postal ServiceComing to a mailbox near you: Ol' Blue Eyes himself. As Frank Sinatra's three children looked on Wednesday [12 DEC 2007] in Beverly Hills, Postal Service officials unveiled an oversized replica of a stamp commemorating the iconic crooner. The Rat Pack ringleader is depicted smiling, sporting his trademark fedora with his signature scrawled across the bottom of the 1950s-era image by Mill Valley artist Kazuhiko Sano. And popping from the center of the portrait are -- what else? -- Sinatra's electric-blue eyes.
Songs By Sinatra on CBS Radio Now Playing: one of many Sinatra shows Topic: Frank Sinatra
Songs By Sinatra CBS - sustaining Orch Conducted by: Axel Stordahl With: The Pide Pipers; The Bobby Tucker Singers Announcer: MARVIN MILLER Opening Theme: This Love Of Mine Closing Theme: Put Your Dreams Away (For Another Day) Sunday (7:15 - 7:30); 15 min Originally Broadcast on the CBS Radio Network in 1945 it is one of many different Frank Sinatra Radio Shows. On this series the orchestra was conducted by Axel Stordahl, and the Pied Pipers were also on hand. Though the quality of the recordings leave something to be desired (not having been intended to survive past the initial broadcast), these old shows give us insight into the music and culture of one of the most amazing periods of American history. ...more at Songs By Sinatra Website
Sinatra fans receive gift for singer?s 90th Topic: Frank Sinatra
If he hadn’t gone to that great boardroom in the sky in 1998, Frank Sinatra would be turning 90 on 12 DEC.
To pay tribute, Ron Della Chiesa is throwing an Ol’ Blue Eyes birthday bash from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday on his long-running WPLM-FM (Easy 99.1) radio show ”Strictly Sinatra.”
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FRANK SINATRA Topic: Frank Sinatra
On December 12, 1915, Francis Albert Sinatra was born in Hoboken, New Jersey. He was thought to be stillborn until his grandmother revived him under cold water. He was the only child of Italian immigrants Anthony Martin and Natalie Della "Dolly".