If you think everyone’s making too big a fuss over what would have been Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday today, then you might have been born too late or you aren’t aware that he was the original bad-ass rock star.
Here’s my favorite Frank moment, from the 1957 film “Pal Joey.” I know it’s staged, but I love it. He serenades society girl Mrs. Simpson (the stunning Rita Hayworth, looking gorgeous in her apricot gown) with a Rodgers and Hart song that pokes fun at snobs and phonies. Frank delivers these delicious lyrics with just the right amount of mockery and flirtation. There may have been singers with finer vocal chops, but nobody had Frank’s style. RIP, Pally.
© Dana Spiardi, Dec 12, 2015