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20 Things You Didn’t Know About Frank Sinatra

17 June 2015

20 Things you didn’t know about Frank Sinatra

Our today’s topic feature some extraordinary facts about a well known legend, that marked the musical industry in the 20th century with his charm and charisma, and of course with his amazing voice. Here are the 20 things you didn’t know about Frank Sinatra!

On of the most acclaimed vocalist of his time, Frank Sinatra made more than 1,400 studio recordings, and he had at least one song in the music charts every year, for 50 years, between 1945 and 1995.

His passionate approach to music combined with his natural good looks, propelled him into the realm of notoriety.

He became an icon of success due to his famous romantic ballads and his glamorous life-style. With that said let us walk you on the path of one of the most influential artists of all time! These are the 20 things you didn’t know about Frank Sinatra!

1. Franks Sinatra’s daughter Nancy, posed for Playboy at the age 54, in may 1995.

Things you didn't know about Frank Sinatra
Nancy Sinatra; via secret-oranges.blogspot.com

2. His son Frank Sinatra Jr. was kidnapped at the age of 19, but he was released two days after.

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Frank Sinatra and his son; via www.nydailynews.com

3. Sinatra didn’t have any siblings, and his parents wanted him to become an engineer.

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Frank Sinatra; via www.rollingstone.com

4. He signed his first contract in 1938, as a singing waiter in a New Jersey club.

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Frank Sinatra; via www.lifetimetv.co.uk

5. A trumpet player, named Harry James, recruited Frank Sinatra to be the lead singer of his band, after he was amazed of his charisma and voice.

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Frank Sinatra and Harry James’s band; via

6. His notoriety drew the attention of Hollywood, and he appeared in movies such as “Till the Clouds Roll By”, “Anchors Aweigh” and “On the Town”.

Things you didn't know about Frank Sinatra
Sinatra in “Guys And Dolls”; via www.nydailynews.com

7. Sinatra supported Ronald Reagan’s presidential campaign, and donated $4 million for it.

Things you didn't know about Frank Sinatra
Bob Hope, John Wayne, Ronald Reagan, Dean Martin & Frank Sinatra; via whoknewtheykneweachother.blogspot.com

8. Elton John once said about Sinatra that “he was simply the best – no one else even comes close”.

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Elton John; via feelgrafix.com

9. Frank Sinatra’s song “My Way” is the most covered song in the history.

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Frank Sinatra; via www.equipmentworld.com

10. He tried to commit suicide four times, and in one of them the reason was that he thought that he was a washed up artist.

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Frank Sinatra; via www.metromediaradio.net

11. At the beginning of his career, he was asked to change his name into Frankie Satin, due to his smooth voice, but he refused.

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Frank Sinatra; via www.geocities.jp

12. He is one of the best sold artists in the World, with 250 million records sold World wide.

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Frank Sinatra’s album; via forums.stevehoffman.tv

13. Although he was a great musician, he never learned to read music.

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Frank Sinatra notes; via www.youtube.com

14. At first he didn’t want to record “My Way”, because he thought that it was “self-serving and indulgent”.

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Frank Sinatra: www.allaboutjazz.com

15. He was a great amateur painter, and he designed the cover for his album “Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely”.

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Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely; via www.youtube.com

16. His first album record was titled “The Voice Of Frank Sinatra”.

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Frank Sinatra; via www.etinside.com

17. He lost four pounds while he was rehearsing his dance routine for “Anchors Aweigh”.

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Frank Sinatra in Anchors Aweigh; via www.tumblr.com

18. He described Marlon Brando as ” the most overrated actor in the World”.

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Marlon Brando; via www.x-tremeradio.ro

19. Frank Sinatra died in the same day that the final episode of Seinfeld aired, in May, 14 1998.

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Frank Sinatra; via pagesix.com

20. “The best is yet to come” was the last song that he sang in public, and it is the name of the song that is engraved in his tombstone.

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Frank Sinatra; via www.nj.com

This concludes our today’s article about 20 things you didn’t know about Frank Sinatra, and we hope you enjoyed it!

So, what is your favorite Frank Sinatra’s song? For any other opinions leave them in the comment section below!

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