F R A N K S I N A T R A

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F R A N K S I N A T R A

  1. 1. FRANK SINATRA
  2. 2. <ul><li>The greatest singer in American pop history, one of the most successful entertainers of the 20th century and the first modern pop superstar </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>During a show business career Sinatra stood as a singular mirror of the American psyche. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>In a series of brilliant conceptual albums, he codified a musical vocabulary of adult relationships with which millions identified </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Sinatra appeared in 58 films, and won an Academy Award as best supporting actor, from breezy comedies to dark dramas. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>It was as a singer that he exerted the strongest cultural influence - Bing Crosby </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>He was quickly nicknamed The Voice for his an extraordinarily smooth and flexible baritone that he wielded with matchless skill. His mastery of long-lined phrasing inspired imitations by many other male crooners. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>His unique tenor voice made songs as ``My Way,'' ``New York, New York,'' ``Witchcraft'' and 'The Lady is a Tramp'' memorable hits to generations. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>After the voice lost its velvety youthfulness, Sinatra's interpretations grew more personal and idiosyncratic, so that each performance became a direct expression of his personality and his mood of the moment. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Away from the spotlight he was an unpredictable, snappy superstar who fought with the media, lived the life of a potentate and was famed for his romances with the likes of Ava Gardner, Laureen Bacall and Mia Farrow </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Sinatra also became famous for the parties he threw with his ``Rat Pack,'' a group of friends including Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. He was chummy with President Kennedy and Kennedy's actor brother-in-law, Peter Lawford. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>he helped lead a revival of vocalized swing music that took American pop to a new level of musical sophistication </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>By the late 1950's his life and his art became emblematic of the temper of the times. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>On a deeper level, Sinatra's career and public image touched many aspects of American cultural life. </li></ul>

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