Another big star that needs no introduction is Frank Sinatra. Sinatra was likely the guy that people once thought of when the term superstar first came into play. “Sinatramania” in the 1940s preceded Beatlemania by twenty years.
Sinatra is one of the best-selling recording artists of all time, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide. But he was so much more. An Academy award winning actor he starred in dozens of movies throughout the 1950 and 1960s and eventually his own television show.
He was named one of the Twentieth Century’s Most Influential people by Time magazine. I could go on forever naming all the awards and recognition that Sinatra received during his lifetime and posthumously, but we are here for the music.
Always colorful and sometimes controversial Sinatra personified today’s song My Way. My Way became his signature song but oddly enough he came to dislike that song later in his career he felt like it was “stuck to his shoe and couldn’t get it off.”
Let’s take a look and listen to his 1974 performance of My Way, at Madison Square Garden.