Why Sinatra Is Still Relevant
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Several years ago I was talking with someone a few generations younger about Quincy Jones. They were recounting his illustrious career, noting that he even worked with Michael Jackson.
I then stated that Michael Jackson, as great as he was, was not the biggest star that Jones worked with. I could see a look of bewilderment cross his face, perhaps thinking, "Whose bigger than Michael Jackson?" Bewilderment quickly became utter disbelief when I said, "He (Jones) also worked with Sinatra!"
For legions of fans, which I include myself, my statement was a no-brainer. We have not had since, and most likely will not have again, someone on par with Francis Albert Sinatra aka "The Chairman of the Board."
December 12 marks the centennial of his birth. His metamorphosis from teen idol, the precursor to Elvis Presley, to movie star, to transforming Las Vegas, along with his fellow Rat Pack mates, into his personal playground, systematically created a persona where women wanted him, a
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