Frank Sinatra: Italian of the Week

Feb 25, 2015 1877

by OSIA Blogger

On December 12, 1915, Francis Albert Sinatra was born in Hoboken, NJ, to two Sicilian immigrants. In the summer of 1935, Frank's life would change forever. It was at this time that he saw his idol, Bing Crosby, perform live. Once the concert ended, Sinatra was determined to become a singer. He worked odd jobs performing on the radio and with bands, and in 1940 he was invited to join the Dorsey Band.

In 1942, Sinatra decided to leave the band and try his hand at a solo career. He quickly found success – from 1943-1946, he had 17 different singles chart in the Top 10. Sinatra's silky baritone voice earned him the nicknames "The Voice" and "The Sultan of Swoon."

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