Nancy Sinatra
American singer
Nancy Sinatra
Nancy Sandra Sinatra is an American singer and actress. She is the daughter of singer/actor Frank Sinatra, and remains best known for her 1966 signature hit "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'".
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New Petula Clark Musical From Bruce Vilanch Could Be Headed to Broadway
Huffington Post - 26 days
From penning witty zingers for the Tony Awards to hosting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS fundraisers, Bruce Vilanch is no stranger to the New York theatre community. In 2005, Vilanch even starred as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray. When the Hollywood funnyman returns to Broadway, though, he hopes it’s as writer of the next great jukebox musical. “Think Mamma Mia!” said Vilanch when describing his new musical Sign of the Times. “In fact, please think Mamma Mia! -- because Mamma Mia! ran only 12 years, so please think of that!” Like other “jukebox musicals” -- productions such as Jersey Boys and Beautiful - The Carole King Musical -- Sign of the Times utilizes hit pop songs rather than an original score. In this case, the music of Grammy Award-winning, ‘60s British pop icon Petula Clark “and other hit-makers of the day” takes center stage. “When I was in college, and I was hearing Petula’s music, every time I would hear one of her songs, I’d say, ‘What show is that from?’” the comed ...
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Nancy Sinatra not happy Trump using father's song at inauguration
CNN - about 1 month
Famed singer Frank Sinatra's eldest daughter, Nancy Sinatra, has never been a fan of President-elect Donald Trump.
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Eleven More Bass Players Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Huffington Post - 3 months
"You ask the average person what a bass is, or what a bass sounds like, and most of the time, they don't know. But remove the bass from any piece of music and suddenly it becomes the largest missing piece in the world! Whoa, fifty percent of the music just went away with one instrument! It is an instrument that is much more conspicuous by its absence than by its presence..." As told to this writer by Michael J. Visceglia, bassist, author, educator, recording artist The 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees were revealed a few weeks ago and I congratulate all the artists: Bad Brains, Chaka Khan, Chic, Depeche Mode, Electric Light Orchestra, J. Geils Band, Jane's Addiction, Janet Jackson, Joan Baez, Joe Tex, Journey, Kraftwerk, MC 5, Pearl Jam, Steppenwolf, The Cars, The Zombies, Tupac Shakur, and Yes. Some of the choices are obvious to me, some less so. A few leave me bewildered, but that's rock and roll...the mistakes make the music real. And I see that a few of the nomi ...
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Talkin' Jaco with Metallica's Robert Trujillo, Chatting with Denise Donatelli, Plus the Nolatet, Svetlana & The Delancey Five and Rolla Olak Exclusives
Huffington Post - about 1 year
A Conversation with Robert Trujillo Mike Ragogna: Robert, was your first big musical inspiration Jaco Pastorius? Robert Trujillo: Yeah. I'm always pulling and really feeding off of my inspirations, I think most musicians do. But I try to incorporate a lot of that influence in what I do. So Jaco was definitely a huge inspiration back in 1979 when I saw him for the first time. It really did change my life and set me on an interesting creative path. Definitely. MR: When did you first see him perform live? RT: I saw him with Weather Report. I had started hearing about him in the late seventies and then in 1979 they came through town. They were playing at the Santa Monica civic auditorium, that was our local concert venue at the time. The great thing about Santa Monica civic auditorium was it was a place you could ride your bike to. In this case my dad dropped me and my friends off and we'd go see Ronnie James Dio or Jean-Luc Ponty or Weather Report or the Pretenders. There wa ...
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15 Songs To Get You Through The Darkest Phase Of A Breakup
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
When I went through my first major breakup, I let myself go to a very dark, heartbroken place. Consolations like, "You'll get over it eventually" or "At least now you know what you want from a relationship," meant nothing to me. I just wanted to sit at home, lean into the pain and listen to the most depressing music I could find. The thing is, all of those miserable songs actually made me feel better. It was as if Karen Carpenter, Elliott Smith and Otis Redding were giving me permission to just feel sad. I didn't have to make intentionally distracting social plans or download Tinder or do anything resembling "moving on." I could just lie upside-down in my bed and let myself wallow in pure, musical catharsis. My playlist may not work for everyone, but hopefully the songs will give a few heartbroken people something to cling to until they reach the empowered, Gloria Gaynor phase of newfound singledom -- sort of like musical morphine for the pain. (Scroll down fo ...
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Random Thoughts: Ready for Hillary!
IMAO - almost 2 years
I can get Amazon PrimeNow at my office. I wield power that even the greatest kings never had. What boots did Nancy Sinatra have before she got ones made for walking? Rocket boots made for flying? Much more interesting to sing about. Hillary Clinton is going to run for president again? Cool. Last time, a charismatic empty suit dashed her dreams, but she’s not deterred. Hillary is pretty old, but I’d kinda prefer a president who would just sleep most of the day. 2nd best thing to another Coolidge. I’m a little afraid that if Hillary fell down and couldn’t get up, she might mistake the nuclear football for her medical alert bracelet. Republicans act a little too scared of Hillary. How bad can someone be who has a whole house made out of candy in the middle of the woods? “My emojis aren’t tolerant enough.” Man, I’m hoping we’ve finally reached peak asininity. So is the idea that in 2008 we just weren’t ready for Hillary? We did not complete the requisite Hillary prep? “In 2 ...
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Review: The weird and wonderful Lee Hazlewood
LATimes - about 3 years
The man behind Nancy Sinatra's 'These Boots Were Made for Walkin'' never quite fit anywhere, but his music still stands up. What to do with Lee Hazlewood? Too obscure for the Rolling Stone/Grammy canon, too cheesy for most hipsters, too square for hip-hop producers to sample and just freaky enough to startle the conformists, the late singer, producer and label head only dented America's musical imagination a few times during his 40-plus-year career. Most notably, this occurred when he teamed with his most famous collaborator, Nancy Sinatra, to write and produce "These Boots Were Made for Walkin'."
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The Mercury's Holiday Wish List!
The Portland Mercury - over 3 years
The ultimate list of perfect holiday gifts—for US. Not YOU. EVERY DAY the Mercury editorial staff produces great, entertaining, and informative content for you, the reader. And what do you give us in return? (Other than mean internet comments?) BUPKIS! That's why, during this holiday season of giving, you should think about giving something to US. To make it extremely easy, we've provided a "wish list" of perfect holiday prezzies to purchase for us—and perhaps they would also make terrific gifts for your loved ones as well! (BUT BUY US OURS FIRST. WE DESERVE IT.) ___________________________________________________________ EDITOR IN CHIEF WM.™ STEVEN HUMPHREY'S WISH LIST 1. Glamour Photo Session It's been years since my last "glamour photo" (see inset), and while I have not aged one iota, I still love seeing my face in every possible permutation! That's why I'd love for you to buy me (or yourself, or a loved one) a photo ...
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Mia Farrow Says Son Ronan May 'Possibly' Be Sinatra's Boy, Not Woody Allen's (UPDATE)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Talk about a bombshell: In an exclusive interview with Vanity Fair for the magazine's November issue, Mia Farrow suggests for the first time that there's a possibility her son Ronan, 25, is Frank Sinatra's boy, and not Woody Allen's. Ronan was thought to be Farrow and Allen's only biological child, explains The Guardian. In a preview for the issue, Vanity Fair teases: Farrow discusses her relationship with Frank Sinatra, telling Orth that Sinatra was the great love of her life, and says, "We never really split up." When asked point-blank if her biological son with Woody Allen, Ronan Farrow, may actually be the son of Frank Sinatra, Farrow answers, "Possibly." No DNA tests have been done. When Orth asks Nancy Sinatra Jr. about Ronan’s being treated as if he were a member of her family, Sinatra answers in an e-mail, "He is a big part of us, and we are blessed to have him in our lives." [Vanity Fair] Though it's been rumored to be the case for years, reports New York Post's Page S ...
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Roz Warren: You Never Forget Your First
Huffington Post - over 3 years
There is nothing like your first time, and by that I am referring, of course, to the first time you purchased a 45. Going to a record store and buying a 45 is a uniquely Boomer experience. Because, alas, there are no more 45s. Or, for that matter, record stores. The phrase "buying a 45" means nothing to the Millennial. (Unless, of course, you're in a red state and they assume you're talking about acquiring a handgun.) But most of us Boomers remember the first time we heard a song on the radio and thought: "I have to own that." These days, it's all about "information wants to be free." But back then, it was "this song -- 'Love Me Do' or 'Happy Together' -- wants to be MINE." So, you'd walk to the local record store, or get your mom to drive you, put down your dollar, buy your first single, then bring it home and play it on whatever device you had. Usually, it was a device you shared with the rest of your family. Which meant that an integral part of this ...
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Mike Ragogna: Chatting With Booker T. Jones and Anton Fig, The Young Presidents Perform Alzheimer's Benefit, and Leerone's Exclusive Video
Huffington Post - over 3 years
THE YOUNG PRESIDENTS & FRIENDS PERFORM AT ALZHEIMER'S BENEFIT Artists Ivan Neville, Anton Fig, Blondie Chaplin, Corey Glover, Adam Ezra and others will perform with The Young Presidents on July 25th at New York's The Cutting Room. The performance is associated with The Kaneff Foundation's 1st Annual Music Cures Fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation, and the evening will also focus on the life of Glen Campbell, who recently announced his battle with Alzheimer's. Anton Fig talks about the event and more in the below interview. A Conversation with Anton Fig Mike Ragogna: So what's all this about you and The Young Presidents playing at The Cutting Room. Anton Fig: I met them a few months ago and was asked to play on the album, and then they were doing this gig in New York. It's a benefit for Alzheimer's as well as a sort of release party for the album, or maybe an unofficial release party for the album, I'm not exactly sure. They're gettin ...
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An inside look at Greg Bautzer, 'The Man Who Seduced Hollywood'
LATimes - over 3 years
Lionsgate Entertainment's B. James Gladstone discusses the legendary entertainment attorney, the subject of his new book. For nearly 50 years Greg Bautzer was one of the premier entertainment attorneys in Hollywood, with a client list that included moguls Howard Hughes, Charles Bluhdorn, Darryl Zanuck and Kirk Kerkorian. He also made a name for himself handling the high-profile divorces of Ingrid Bergman, Nancy Sinatra and Rock Hudson. Movie-star handsome, he was engaged to Lana Turner and Dorothy Lamour, dated such other glamorous actresses as Ginger Rogers and Joan Crawford, and was married four times, including to actress Dana Wynter. Bautzer, who died in 1987 at 76, is now the subject of a new biography, "The Man Who Seduced Hollywood," by B. James Gladstone, executive vice president of business and legal affairs for Lionsgate Entertainment. We talked with him about the book.
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Video: Samsung shows how the Galaxy S4 is the perfect gadget for stalkers
Yahoo News - almost 4 years
The message from Samsung’s newest video for the Galaxy S4 seems to be a variation of an old Nancy Sinatra tune: That is, “This Phone is Made for Stalking.” A five-minute music video for the Galaxy S4 shows a lovestruck man following a woman around with his new Samsung smartphone and secretly filming her while she’s sitting in class and in the library. The man then longingly watches the videos he’s filmed of her while applying photo effects to her images using the Galaxy S4′s new camera software. The man eventually does work up the nerve to talk with the woman at a party and they apparently hit it off and start dating. Of course, we don’t know if she
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Rock Paper Photo: California Dreamin': Masterful Music Photography of Guy Webster
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
"I made them beautiful," said photographer Guy Webster, explaining why so many luminaries of music and film posed for him so willingly. "They trusted me." Many of Guy's images gain power from his practice of taking subjects out of the studio and placing them outdoors in his native Southern California. His 1968 study of Judy Collins, framed in a field of sunflowers as part of his work for Wildflowers, distills the artist's quiet beauty and personal strength. Another great example is his shot taken in 1966 for the Stones' album High Tides and Green Grass at a water reservoir in L.A.'s Franklin Canyon. Or consider Guy's 1964 cover for Sounds of Silence by Simon and Garfunkel, made during the duo's transition from folk to folk rock as the band assumed an increasingly self-assured and counter-cultural voice. "It was about taking guys who weren't that beautiful and making them poetic," Guy said. He brought them into the woods and waited for the wind to tousle their hair. ...
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Courtney Stodden: 'I'm A Different Breed'
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Controversial reality star Courtney Stodden plans a red carpet gala event in West Hollywood next week to reveal the new music video of her single "Reality." The event is scheduled just one day before the Grammy Awards, but HuffPost Celebrity got a sneak peek. “I'm so excited about premiering my single/video in West Hollywood -- no better place to celebrate my sexy song,” Stodden told The Huffington Post. “From a very young age, I've always expressed an interest in music and performing. When I was around the age of 12, I started writing my own material, making homegrown music videos to slap up on YouTube. It paid off with my song 'Don't Put It On Me, Girl,' which garnered over 6 million hits to date. I am very passionate about this particular song 'Reality' and have been very hands-on with the production of this video.” Stodden, saying she’s inspired by artists from the past and present, including Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson, Nancy Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney, Elvis Pr ...
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Music Review: Thomas Newman - Skyfall [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
Seattle Pi - over 4 years
Music Review: Thomas Newman - Skyfall [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2012 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 12:32 p.m., Saturday, November 17, 2012 Not surprisingly, this was when Sean Connery reigned and 007 title songs were as much a part of the British Invasion as the hits from the Beatles, Stones, Petula Clark, etc. [...] beyond the classic songs from Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, and Nancy Sinatra, Bond soundtracks were admired for Barry's Stan Kenton-inspired jazzy mix of swinging saxophones, muted trumpets, and lush orchestrations that became part of 11 Bond films. Hamlisch, for one, took note of the Bee Gees and funky wah-wah sounds to shape his "Bond 77" theme in The Spy Who Loved Me. By Moonraker (1979), Barry too had evolved, leaving behind the jazzy brass in favor of lusher string sections ...
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DJ Louie XIV: Our Year of Loving and Hating Lana Del Rey
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Oh hey, Lana Del Rey, what a tumultuous year we've had! Indeed we, the pop music-loving public, have had one hell of a torrid love affair with you, the self-self-proclaimed "Gangster Nancy Sinatra" during the past 12 months. It has been a time fraught with some pretty glorious ups (the brilliant "Video Games," casting A$AP Rocky as JFK in her video for "National Anthem") and some rather stupefying downs (the infamous SNL debacle, Ms. Del Rey's questionable aesthetic choices regarding her lips). So with the the re-release of her debut album, Born to Die: The Paradise Edition due on Nov. 12, I thought it was high time we took a quick look back at our year of loving and hating the Artist Formerly Known as Lizzie Grant. As with most love affairs, it all started with the the complete abandonment of our better judgement. Initially, Lana Del Rey slyly caught our eye from across the digital bar with her first single "Video Games" and its accompanying video. Directed by Ms. Del Re ...
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How To Get Lana Del Rey's Modern '60s Look
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Since the 2011 release of her debut single "Video Games," Lana Del Rey has remained in heavy rotation on our iPod's "25 Most Played" playlist. The Lake Placid native's raspy melodies on her indie pop records are just as fluid as her winged-out eyeliner. And with a sound that harkens back to the glamorous 1960s, it's no wonder that Del Rey has become fashion's latest darling. While the “gangsta Nancy Sinatra” has established a cult following with her retro arrangements (both musically and stylistically), she has managed to put a more modern spin on things, allowing Del Rey to come across in a more authentic look that is true to her own personal style. For example, pairing her pin-up girl curls and bubblegum pink lips with a diamond tooth cap. Now that's gangster! She also keeps us on our toes by wearing simple hair and makeup with stiletto nails painted in eye-catching colors. Del Rey's damn-near-dangerous claws may not be emblematic of a housewife, however, we can certainl ...
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Xaque Gruber: The Top 20 Best James Bond Theme Songs
Huffington Post - over 4 years
2012 marks the 50th anniversary of James Bond's cinematic debut, and is proving to be a banner year for the iconic franchise with the highly anticipated feature, Skyfall (November 9) as well as the release of Best of Bond, Capitol's expansive CD set spanning a half-century of remastered 007 music. As a Bond music fanatic, I've chosen to celebrate this anniversary by carefully re-listening to each showstopper. Here are my picks of the top 20 most compelling vocal productions in the James Bond pantheon of anthems... 1. "Goldfinger" -- Shirley Bassey (Goldfinger, 1964) When it comes to 007 themes, Goldfinger is the gold standard, setting the stage for every epic musical notion in the franchise to follow, and accomplishing this all in under two minutes and 50 seconds. Unlike most Bond themes, this is the antagonist's anthem, and it couldn't conquer in grander style. Opening with an inpenetrable wall of blaring horns to the ultimate climax: six glass smashing seconds of ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Nancy Sinatra
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2013
    Age 72
    On December 3, 2013, Sinatra released the digital-only album Shifting Gears, featuring 15 cover songs.
    More Details Hide Details Marriage: Children (by Lambert): Both girls were left $1 million from their grandfather Frank Sinatra's will in a trust fund started in 1983. Grandchildren:
    In Irvine, California, on August 3, 2013, Sinatra joined alt-rock band Wilco on "Bang Bang" and "These Boots are Made for Walkin'" at the Bob Dylan-headlining AmericanaramA tour.
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  • 2011
    Age 70
    On April 11, 2011, Black Devil Disco Club released their second album featuring Sinatra's vocals on "To Ardent".
    More Details Hide Details A single featuring the album version and several remixes of "To Ardent" was released on May 23, 2011. The single ‘Jack in Boots’ by Lempo and Japwow, was also released in 2011 on SuSu Music, featuring Nancy on vocals, reaching #13 in The Music Week Club Chart (UK) and #36 on Beatport, plugged on Capital FM, BBC 6Music and BBC Radio One.
  • 2009
    Age 68
    September 2009 saw the release of Sinatra's digital-only album Cherry Smiles: The Rare Singles, featuring previously unreleased tracks and songs only available on 45.
    More Details Hide Details Sinatra now hosts a weekly show called Nancy for Frank on Sirius Satellite Radio, Siriusly Sinatra, where she shares her personal insights about her late father.
  • 2006
    Age 65
    Sinatra received her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on May 11, 2006.
    More Details Hide Details In 2002, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, California, Walk of Stars was dedicated to her. Sinatra appeared, as herself, on one of the final episodes ("Chasing It") of the HBO mob drama The Sopranos. Her brother, Frank Jr., had previously appeared in the 2000 episode "The Happy Wanderer". Sinatra recorded a public service announcement for Deejay Ra's 'Hip-Hop Literacy' campaign, encouraging reading of Tarantino screenplays and related books.
    Sinatra also recorded "Another Gay Sunshine Day" for Another Gay Movie in 2006.
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  • 2004
    Age 63
    In 2004 she collaborated with former Los Angeles neighbor Morrissey to record a version of his song "Let Me Kiss You", which was featured on her autumn release Nancy Sinatra.
    More Details Hide Details The single — released the same day as Morrissey’s version — charted at #46 in the UK, providing Sinatra with her first hit for over 30 years. The follow-up single, "Burnin' Down the Spark", failed to chart. The album, originally titled To Nancy, with Love, featured rock performers such as Calexico, Sonic Youth, U2, Pulp's Jarvis Cocker, Steven Van Zandt, Jon Spencer, and Pete Yorn, who all cited Sinatra as an influence. Each artist crafted a song for Sinatra to sing on the album. Two years later EMI released The Essential Nancy Sinatra – a UK-only greatest-hits compilation featuring the previously unreleased track, "Machine Gun Kelly". The collection was picked by Sinatra and spans her 40-year career. The record was Sinatra's first to make the UK album charts (#73) in 30 years.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1995
    Age 54
    Sinatra told Jay Leno on a 1995 Tonight Show that her daughters gave their approval, but her mother said she should ask her father before committing to the project.
    More Details Hide Details Sinatra claims that when she told her father what Playboy would be paying her, he said, "Double it." Taking her father's advice from when she began her recording career ("Own your own masters"), she owns or holds an interest in most of her material, including videos.
    At 54, Sinatra posed for Playboy in the May 1995 issue and made appearances on TV shows to promote her album One More Time.
    More Details Hide Details The magazine appearance caused some controversy. On the talk show circuit, she said her father was proud of the photos. Those close to the Sinatras claimed that family members were upset with the nude photo spread.
  • FORTIES
  • 1985
    Age 44
    In 1985, she wrote the book Frank Sinatra, My Father.
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  • 1981
    Age 40
    She returned to the studio in 1981 to record a country album with Mel Tillis called Mel & Nancy.
    More Details Hide Details Two of their songs made the Billboard Country Singles Chart: "Texas Cowboy Night" (#23) and "Play Me or Trade Me" (#43).
  • THIRTIES
  • 1975
    Age 34
    By 1975 she was releasing singles on Private Stock, which are the most sought-after by collectors.
    More Details Hide Details Among those released were "Kinky Love", "Annabell of Mobile", "It's for My Dad," and "Indian Summer" (with Hazlewood). "Kinky Love" was banned by some radio stations in the 1970s for "suggestive" lyrics. It saw the light of day on CD in 1998 on Sheet Music: A Collection of Her Favorite Love Songs. Pale Saints covered the song in 1991. By the mid-1970s, she slowed her musical activity and ceased acting to concentrate on being a wife and mother.
  • 1971
    Age 30
    In the autumn of 1971, Sinatra and Hazlewood’s duet "Did You Ever?" reached number two in the UK Singles Chart.
    More Details Hide Details In 1972, they performed for a Swedish documentary, Nancy & Lee In Las Vegas, which chronicled their Vegas concerts at the Riviera Hotel and featured solo numbers and duets from concerts, behind-the-scenes footage, and scenes of Sinatra's late husband, Hugh Lambert, and her mother. The film did not appear until 1975.
    In 1971, she signed with RCA, resulting in three albums: Nancy & Lee – Again (1971), Woman (1972), and a compilation of some of her Reprise recordings under the title This Is Nancy Sinatra (1973).
    More Details Hide Details That year she released a non-LP single, "Sugar Me" b/w "Ain't No Sunshine". The former was written by Lynsey De Paul/Barry Blue and, with other covers of works by early-70s popular songwriters, resurfaced on the 1998 album How Does It Feel.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1970
    Age 29
    Sinatra remained with Reprise until 1970.
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  • 1968
    Age 27
    She also starred in Roger Corman's biker story The Wild Angels with Peter Fonda and Bruce Dern, then in 1968 she shared the screen with Elvis Presley in his musical comedy Speedway — her final film.
    More Details Hide Details She was the only singer to have a solo song on an Elvis album or soundtrack. Ann-Margret had performed a solo in the film Viva Las Vegas in 1964. However, the film's soundtrack was an EP and not a full-length LP album. Sinatra made appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., and Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, The Virginian and in a 1967 Christmas-themed episode of The Dean Martin Show that featured the Sinatra and Martin families. Nancy starred in television specials that included the Emmy-nominated 1966 Frank Sinatra special A Man and His Music – Part II, and the 1967 NBC Emmy Award Winning TV special Movin' With Nancy. She appeared with Lee Hazlewood, her father and his Rat Pack pals Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr., with a cameo appearance by her brother Frank Sinatra, Jr. and guest star appearance by West Side Story dancer David Winters. Jack Haley, Jr. was the director and producer of the special and received and Emmy Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Music or Variety. At one point in the video, Sinatra shared a kiss with Sammy Davis, Jr. She has stated, "The kiss was one of the first interracial kisses seen on television and it caused some controversy then, and now. But contrary to some inaccurate online reports, the kiss was unplanned and spontaneous."
    Sinatra recorded several anti-war songs, including "My Buddy", featured on her album Sugar, "Home", co-written by Mac Davis, and "It's Such A Lonely Time of Year", which appeared on the 1968 LP The Sinatra Family Wish You a Merry Christmas.
    More Details Hide Details In 1988 Sinatra recreated her Vietnam concert appearances on an episode of the television show China Beach. Today, Sinatra still performs for charitable causes supporting US veterans who served in Vietnam, including Rolling Thunder Inc.. Sinatra starred in three teen musicals ("beach party films") — For Those Who Think Young (1964), Get Yourself a College Girl (1964) and The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966) — the latter of which featured her in a singing role. She was also scheduled to appear in the role that went to Linda Evans in Beach Blanket Bingo. Nancy did not do the film as her character was kidnapped and the parallel to her brother Frank Sinatra, Jr.'s kidnapping was not considered tasteful.
  • 1967
    Age 26
    In 1967, she recorded the theme song for the James Bond film You Only Live Twice.
    More Details Hide Details In the liner notes of the CD reissue of her 1966 album, Nancy In London, Sinatra states that she was "scared to death" of recording the song, and asked the songwriters: "Are you sure you don't want Shirley Bassey?" There are two versions of the Bond theme. The first is the lushly orchestrated track featured during the opening and closing credits of the film. The second – and more guitar-heavy — version appeared on the double A-sided single with "Jackson", though the Bond theme stalled at No.44 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. "Jackson"/"You Only Live Twice" was more successful in the U.K., reaching No.11 on the singles chart during a nineteen-week chart run (in the Top 50) that saw the single become the 70th best-selling single of 1967 in the U.K. In 1966 and 1967 Sinatra traveled to Vietnam to perform for the US troops. Many US soldiers adopted her song "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" as their anthem, as shown in Pierre Schoendoerffer's Academy Award winning documentary The Anderson Platoon (1967) and reprised in a scene in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket (1987).
    She rounded out 1967 with the raunchy but low-charting "Tony Rome" (U.S. No.83) — the title track from the detective film Tony Rome starring her father — while her first solo single in 1968 was the more wistful "100 Years" (U.S. No.69).
    More Details Hide Details In 1968 she recorded the Kenny Young song "The Highway Song" with Mickey Most producing for the U.K. and European markets. The song reached Top 20 in the U.K. and other European countries. Sinatra enjoyed a parallel recording career cutting duets with the husky-voiced, country-and-western-inspired Hazlewood, starting with "Summer Wine" (originally the B-side of "Sugar Town"). Their biggest hit was a cover of the country song, "Jackson". The single peaked at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the summer of 1967, when Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash also made the song their own. In December they released the "MOR"-psychedelic single "Some Velvet Morning", regarded as one of the more unusual singles in pop, and the peak of Sinatra and Hazlewood’s vocal collaborations. It reached No.26 in the US. The promo clip is, like the song, sui generis. The British broadsheet The Daily Telegraph placed "Some Velvet Morning" in pole position in its 2003 list of the Top 50 Best Duets Ever. ("Somethin' Stupid" ranked number 27).
    Other 45s showing her forthright delivery include "Friday’s Child" (U.S. No.36, 1966), and the 1967 hits "Love Eyes" (U.S. No.15) and "Lightning’s Girl" (U.S. No.24).
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    The ballad "Somethin' Stupid" — a duet with her father — hit No.1 in the U.S. and the U.K. in April 1967 and spent nine weeks at the top of Billboard's easy listening chart.
    More Details Hide Details It earned a Grammy Award nomination for Record of the Year and remains the only father-daughter duet to hit No.1 in the U.S.; it became Sinatra's third million-selling disc.
  • 1966
    Age 25
    In 1966 she appeared as herself in The Oscar, and starred in The Last of the Secret Agents, as well as singing the title song.
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    Bolstered by an image overhaul — including bleached-blonde hair, frosted lips, heavy eye make-up and Carnaby Street fashions — Sinatra made her mark on the American (and British) music scene in early 1966 with "These Boots Are Made for Walkin''", its title inspired by a line in Robert Aldrich's 1963 western comedy 4 for Texas starring her father and Dean Martin.
    More Details Hide Details One of her many hits written by Hazlewood, it received three Grammy Award nominations, including two for Sinatra and one for arranger Billy Strange. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. She appeared on TV in high boots, and with colorfully dressed go-go dancers, a craze during the late Sixties, and created a popular and enduring image of the Swinging Sixties. A run of chart singles followed, including the two 1966 Top 10 hits "How Does That Grab You, Darlin'?" (U.S. No.7) and "Sugar Town" (U.S. No.5). "Sugar Town" became her second million seller.
  • 1965
    Age 24
    Without a hit in the US by 1965, she was on the verge of being dropped.
    More Details Hide Details Her singing career received a boost with the help of songwriter/producer/arranger Lee Hazlewood, who had been making records for ten years, notably with Duane Eddy. Hazlewood became Sinatra's inspiration. He had her sing in a lower key and crafted songs for her.
  • 1961
    Age 20
    Sinatra was signed to her father's label, Reprise Records, in 1961.
    More Details Hide Details Her first single, "Cuff Links and a Tie Clip", went largely unnoticed. However, subsequent singles charted in Europe and Japan.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1960
    Age 19
    She dropped out after a year, and made her professional debut in 1960 on her father's television special, The Frank Sinatra Timex Show: Welcome Home Elvis, celebrating the return of Elvis Presley from Europe following his discharge from service in the US Army.
    More Details Hide Details Nancy was sent to the airport on behalf of her father to welcome Elvis when his plane landed. On the special, Nancy and her father danced and sang a duet, "You Make Me Feel So Young/Old". That same year she began a five-year marriage to Tommy Sands.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1945
    Age 4
    Sinatra was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, the daughter of Frank Sinatra and his first wife, Nancy Barbato. Her father sang about her as "Nancy (with the Laughing Face)" in 1945.
    More Details Hide Details In the late 1950s, Sinatra began to study music, dancing, and voice at the University of California, Los Angeles.
  • 1940
    Born
    Born on June 8, 1940.
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