Monday, December 21, 2015

To the Moon: Celebrating 100 Years of Frank Sinatra

Legends will never be forgotten. Frank Sinatra was, indeed, one of the best musicians that marked an impact on the hearts of many. The songs he wrote and sang stirred the emotions of his listeners. As the whole world marked his centennial birth anniversary, artists from different musical backgrounds came together to give him the tribute he deserves.

Francis Albert “Frank” Sinatra was born on Dec. 12, 1915 in New Jersey. Sinatra first released his solo album entitled “The Voice of Frank Sinatra” in 1946. His music was well received and loved by many—regardless of the people’s preference for genre.

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He was a total performer—he charmed his audience with marvelous singing style and tap dancing skills. He also played instruments and starred in many different musicals and movies. His talent was never unnoticed, as he was able to bag three Golden Globes and 13 Grammys in his lifetime. Because of his massive contribution to American pop culture and the music industry, he was given a number of honorary doctorate degrees, a Kennedy Center honor, a Presidential Medal of Freedom, as well as an Order of Merit awarded by the Italian government.

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To celebrate Sinatra’s wonderful years, people paid tribute to the musical legend by releasing centennial albums, concerts, as well as TV specials, keeping his memory alive.

Christopher J. Keehner here. Learn more about my passion for jazz music when you connect with me on Google+.