Sinatra

12 Dec 1915, born on this day, Frank Sinatra American singer, actor and producer, who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century. He was the first singer to encounter ‘pop hysteria’, and his single ‘My Way’ holds the UK longevity record of 136 weeks on the charts. Sinatra […]

14 May 1998, American singer and actor Frank Sinatra died at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles aged 82, after suffering a heart attack. Sinatra had his first hit in 1940, working in the Swing era with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey, won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the […]

10 May 1969, Frank Sinatra’s version of ‘My Way’ made the British Top ten for the first time. Over the next three years it re-entered the Top 50 singles chart on eight different occasions. Paul Anka re-wrote the original French song for Sinatra, after he told Anka he was quitting the music business. Anka changed […]

15 April 1967, Nancy Sinatra and Frank Sinatra started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Somethin’ Stupid’. They became the only father and daughter act ever to score a No.1 single. UB40 singer Ali Cambell covered the song in 1995 with his daughter Kibbi. Robbie Williams had a 2001 […]

17 Feb 1966, Nancy Sinatra was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘These Boots Are Made For Walking’, Frank’s eldest daughters first No.1. Written by Lee Hazlewood Sinatra’s recording of the song was made with the help of Los Angeles session musicians known as the Wrecking Crew. https://youtu.be/m2fPkzJsMU8 Nancy Sinatra – These Boots […]

12 Dec 1915, born in this day, Frank Sinatra American singer, actor and producer, who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century. He was the first singer to encounter ‘popSee More hysteria’, and his single ‘My Way’ holds the UK longevity record of 136 weeks on the charts. […]

4 Aug 2007, US singer, songwriter Lee Hazlewood died of cancer, in his home near Las Vegas aged 78. Hazlewood wrote and produced many of Nancy Sinatra's most famous hits, including 'These Boots Were Made For Walkin', 'Jackson' and 'Did You Ever’ He also produced Duane Eddy and Gram Parsons and 'Something Stupid' – the […]

Happy 80th birthday to American singer and actress Nancy Sinatra born 8 June 1940, who scored the 1966 UK & US No.1 single 'These Boots Are Made For Walking'. With her father Frank she became the first father and daughter team ever to score a UK No.1 single with the 1967 hit 'Somethin' Stupid'. She […]

2 June 1966, Frank Sinatra was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Strangers In The Night', the singers second UK No.1. The song was originally composed by Avo Uvezian as 'Broken Guitar' and later under the title 'Beddy Bye' as part of the instrumental score for the movie A Man Could Get Killed. […]

14th May 1998, American singer and actor Frank Sinatra died at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles aged 82, after suffering a heart attack. Sinatra had his first hit in 1940, working in the Swing era with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey, won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the […]


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