Ol’ Blue Eyes. In many ways, Frank Sinatra was the musical voice of the first half of the 20th century in America. He was in movies, owned Vegas stages, and was your dad’s favorite (and likely your grandfather’s, too). But while we heard a lot from Sinatra in song—like the all-time classics, “My Way,” “Fly Me To The Moon” and “That’s Life”—what did...

In a Playboy interview in 1963, Frank Sinatra offered surprising honesty when asked about his stance on religion. The musician once spoke about his belief system and why he took issue with many elements of organized religion. Sinatra acknowledged that some of his comments could lose him fans. Sinatra was born in 1915 to Italian immigrant parents. T...

Hoboken is rife with homages and images of its native son Frank Sinatra, who grew up in the mile-square city after his birth in 1915. But there's never been a statue of the crooner there — until now. This Sunday, on what would have been the late singer's 106th birthday, Tina Sinatra, Joe Piscopo, and other dignitaries will be part of a celebration...

One of the top entertainers of the 20th century, Grammy-winning singer and Oscar-winning actor Frank Sinatra, is the subject of a high-profile drama series, written, directed and executive produced by Oscar winner Bill Condon, I have learned. The series, which will have access to Sinatra’s music catalogue, is executive produced by Sinatra’s daughte...

From the holy chant to the soothing lullaby, to the healing effects on memory and mood—these describe the powerful impact of the human voice in song. No one knows this better than Italians. If you have any Italian blood at all coursing through your veins you no doubt welcome the slightest excuse to sing your heart out. You likely croon with joy, dr...

Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, along with their respective families, joined together for this memorable Christmas celebration filmed in 1967, and not seen in its entirety since its original airing on December 21, 1967. In addition to more than a dozen holiday classics, Frank and Dean give viewers a special present: a medley of many of their most be...

Frank Sinatra was born Francis Albert Sinatra on December 12, 1915, in an apartment at 415 Monroe Street in Hoboken, NJ. He was the only child of Italian immigrants Antonino Martino and Natalina (neé Gavarante) Sinatra. He was named after the Roman Catholic church where his parents attended mass. Due to some injuries at birth, his baptism at St. Fr...

This year marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of “The Voice of Frank Sinatra,” the first recorded album by the Italian-American singer from Hoboken. Through all that time, and through many labels and shifting styles—through fifty-nine albums, from those first crooner hits to the incomparable records, by turns swinging and saddened, of the nineteen-...

Without any education, but at the same time capable of singing absolutely any song, the legendary American singer Frank Sinatra is one of the most famous singers and actors, who actually changed the world. He was born in the provincial town of Hoboken, New Jersey 106 years ago. The peak of the career of Frank Sinatra, marked with Oscars and nearly...

Ciao from Rome, my dear friends readers of We the Italians. Spring has come, the contagion is slowing down, the vaccination campaign is accelerating and Italy, at least from this point of view, is actually going in the right direction. We even reopened to American tourists, and about that, We the Italians is preparing a beautiful surprise for all o...