Happy Birthday, Frank Sinatra

0719_senior_palladino_Sinatra_A_court_cap.jpgToday would’ve been Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday. I know this is a David Archuleta fan site but I can’t help marking this momentous occasion of Frank’s.

Back when I was 25, I stumbled on one of his albums at a sidewalk sale and bought it as sort of a joke. But when I got it home and played it, I was hooked. His way with a lyric and his gorgeous tone and mesmerizing storytelling style grabbed me. Sound familiar?

Funny thing was, since I was only 25, my friends mocked me mercilessly for being a fan of such an old geezer (the album I bought was from Frank’s early Capitol years but he was WAY over the hill by the time I became a fan).

So fast forward till today when the tables have turned and David’s the one about to turn 25. Time is a funny thing.

Anyway, here’s one of my favourite Frank songs. Do you have any? 🙂

p.s.
If any Layton news pops up, please share in the comments,I’m going to be travelling and, sadly, will miss all the excitement. Fingers crossed for Periscope or some videooooooos!

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7 Responses to Happy Birthday, Frank Sinatra

  1. pabuckie says:

    Can’t think of my favorite. I love Frank Sinatra. One of the greatest! Thanks for sharing this beautiful song!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Honestly I have never been much into Frank, but he sure can interpret a song! Need to check him out… BTW that ink doesn’t work for me 😞

    Excited to hear what D does at the Christmas shows!! Hope to get some crumbs at least!

  3. TaterZen says:

    Fly Me ToThe Moon, The Way You Look Tonight, Summer Wind, Strangers In The Night, I’ve Got The World On A String, etc., etc., etc.

    I have many Sinatra “favorites,” and lest you think I am also 100 years old, it is because of my Dad. He couldn’t read music, but he was a great singer with perfect pitch. He had many of the original recordings and sang Frank’s songs to my mother all the time. They were both big fans. Wonderful memories.

    I think it is interesting that the talented Frank did not write music. He just sang the heck out of whatever was written for him, or whatever songs he covered. He actually recorded “Nature Boy” after Nat King Cole made it a hit. Would not be surprised if David knew that.

    Nostalgia Halt 🙂

  4. refnaf says:

    @lizmag is doing periscope eeeep

    • TOfan says:

      *cartwheels through the airport*

      • Grammyj says:

        Everyone needs to watch lizmag’s periscope before it goes poof. I had so much fun watching it yesterday afternoon while the concert was going on. David was on fire. He sang Christmas songs that he hadn’t sung before along with some of his CFTH songs. He sang a song in french and did a fun secular Christmas song medley that was so much fun. It was his best Christmas setlist yet. There were violins to go along with the guitars, drums and piano. I could go on and on. David is back!!

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