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Celebrating the 100th Birthday of Original Bad-Boy Superstar Frank Sinatra

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One hundred years after his birth, the man is gone, but his miraculous voice remains. His legend looms just as large, and his eyes, twinkling at us from below the rim of a snappy fedora on the cover of any number of albums, are just as blue. “Few American vocalists have had the impact of Frank Sinatra on our pop culture,” said J. Randy Taraborrelli, author of Sinatra: Behind the Legend (Grand Central Publishing, 2015). “He’s of a time when great singers were America’s special pride. No one has ever come close to his ability to deliver a song and impart to the listener the full emotion of that tune.” Making his “debut” in 1915 in Hoboken, New Jersey, the…

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