Start spreading the news: Ol' Blue Eyes may be gone, but Frank Sinatra's charm lives on in the memorabilia—from photographs to dolls to lighters—collected by those who are glad the Chairman of the Board did it his way.
Given his connection to Las Vegas, where he performed countless times both as a solo artist and with the Rat Pack, it's probably not too surprising that Sinatra's Vegas-related collectibles are in high demand. Poker chips are particularly popular, especially vintage ones from the 1950s.
Sinatra is also remembered for the films he starred in, from musicals such as “High Society” and “Guys and Dolls” to dramas like “The Manchurian Candidate” and “From Here To Eternity,” which earned him an Academy Award. Movie posters and lobby cards advertising such films make terrific additions to any Sinatra collection.
But it’s his music and voice—indeed, he was “The Voice” for many—that most people come back to again and again. Sinatra began his recording career in 1939, but the vinyl records he cut for Columbia in the 1940s and Capital Records in the 1950s are the ones fans look for today. One of his most enduring LPs is “In the Wee Small Hours,” which was released by Capital in 1955 and featured lush arrangements by Nelson Riddle.
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Craig Owens (D.R.U.G.S., Isles & Glaciers, Chiodos) has released two Frank Sinatra-inspired songs, “The Haunted” and “I Like The Color Blue,” which are available to purchase now on Bandcamp. Listen to the tracks, titled the “Las Vegas Sessions,” below...Read more
Winnipeg's Ron Paley talks about touring with Frank Sinatra and upcoming home ...Globalnews.ca, February 9th
Winnipegger Ron Paley never thought his love for music would lead him across North America and to one of the most influential musical artists of the 20th century. “My father started teaching me accordion when I was seven, I added piano and electric...Read more
Singer Steve Lawrence remembers mentor Frank SinatraThe Desert Sun, February 8th
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Ciminelli, Sinatra close on key Buffalo dealsBuffalo Business First, February 8th
Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. has purchased the former Mentholatum Co. building (more recently the home of Garrett Leather Co.) on Niagara Street, while developer Nick Sinatra has closed on the former Casa-di-Pizza location on Elmwood Avenue...Read more
Priority list includes a singing sister, a Sinatra celebration, moreIndianapolis Business Journal (blog), February 8th
Guest Tony DeSare has contributed to some memorable pops and cabaret concerts in town, and he knows how to evoke the energy and spirit of Frank Sinatra without resorting to impersonation. Liz Callaway is an outstanding vocalist who has performed here ...Read more
Monty & friends play SinatraJamaica Observer, February 3rd
Frank Sinatra and his close friend Jilly Rizzo were passing through a Miami spot called Le Bistro in 1962 when the playing of an 18-year-old pianist caught their ears. The musician was Jamaican Monty Alexander. He made such on impression on 'Ol' Blue ...Read more
Frank Sinatra tribute: Steve Lippia, Springfield Symphony Orchestra to salute ...MassLive.com, February 3rd
Singer Steve Lippia dazzled the Springfield Symphony audience with his "Simply Sinatra" program back in 2010.. On Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m., Lippia returns by popular demand with "Centennial Sinatra – Celebrating the Music of Ol' Blue Eyes" a program...Read more