On this day, in 1915, Dolly and Marty Sinatra gave birth to a boy they named Francis Albert and changed music and popular culture forever.Tonight, Nick Esposito and I will be doing a little tribute to New Jersey's Greatest Son at the Brighton Bar in Long Branch. We should be going on about 10.
So, when you get home tonight put on some of your Sinatra records ( I recommend Songs For Swingin' Lovers, Come Dance With Me, Sinatra at the Sands, or any of the Capitol or Reprise "best ofs"), pour yourself a glass of Jack, and listen to what singin' sounds like when it's done right.
Here are a couple of portraits I did of the man himself from awhile ago. I've got about 3 more in the works that I'll post up soon.