From the Archives: Frank Sinatra and Red Norvo in Australia

Live in Australia, 1959

In 1959 Frank Sinatra was at the top of his game.  He’d recorded a series of hit albums (Come Fly With Me, Songs for Swinging Lovers, In the Wee Small Hours) that remain among the best regarded in the American musicsphere.   In 1953 he had won an Oscar for Best Actor and was redefining what it meant to be a Star in Vegas. It was a time when as one card recalled, “Sinatra said ‘cigarette’ and nine lighters came out.”

This was the introduction to the story of Frank’s difficult love hate relationship with Australia. See the original post and get some nice tunes here

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