Frank Sinatra’s Birthday Celebration – Music History Livestream
December 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
It’s Frank Sinatra’s birthday, born December 12, 1915, so let’s celebrate the musical legacy of Ol’ Blue Eyes – The Chairman of the Board.
Our music history livestream program will play video selections from Frank Sinatra’s best musical and film performances along with commentary on his fascinating life and career.
Frank Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer, actor and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide.
Born to Italian immigrants in Hoboken, New Jersey, Sinatra began his musical career in the swing era with bandleaders Harry James and Tommy Dorsey. Sinatra then found success as a solo artist becoming the idol of the “bobby soxers”.
Sinatra released a string of successful albums and was also the recipient of eleven Grammy Awards. Using his Las Vegas shows as a home base, he toured both within the United States and internationally until shortly before his death in 1998.
While Sinatra never learned how to read music, he worked very hard from a young age to improve his abilities in all aspects of music. A perfectionist, renowned for his dress sense and performing presence, he always insisted on recording live with his band. His bright blue eyes earned him the popular nickname “Ol’ Blue Eyes”.
Sinatra also forged a highly successful career as a film actor and led a colorful personal life, including turbulent affairs with many women.
Frank Sinatra continues to be seen as iconic figure in music, film and popular culture.
This is a musical history program where we will provide a historical overview of various music-related topics with an emphasis on pop culture (as opposed to music theory) including selected video recordings from the featured artists.
The historical items will be provided via pictures and videos and so viewing the program on-screen is recommended, but you are also free to just listen to the music via audio-only.
Your host for this program is Robert Kelleman, the founder/director of the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture.
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