Saturday, December 12, 2015

Frank Sinatra 100 -- December 12, 2015

Francis Albert Sinatra was born in Hoboken, New Jersey on 12-December-1915.  His father was Sicilian and his mother was Genovese.  An old Italian would tell you that this explains a lot.

His singing was influential over a long period.  I resisted him when I was young, but I came to appreciate him when I got older and listened to the Nelson Riddle albums.

I saw him in person once.  We went to the Opera House for a memorial to Mayor George Moscone. Luciano Pavarotti was supposed to sing.  Unfortunately, Pavarotti did not show up. In his place, they had Frank Sinatra.

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