Frank Sinatra is undoubtedly one of the most famous entertainers in history. As a singer and factory, Sinatra impressed the world for decades, and although he passed on, everyone still knows the name, Frank Sinatra.
But before he was a household name, Frank was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, on December 12, 1915. His parents had immigrated from Italy, and although his upbringing was far from perfect, Sinatra was loved, and his family appreciated his love for music.
From age 15 until 1935, Frank spent his time singing for friends and family, as well as on the street for money, for free on the radio, and even in some social clubs in Hoboken and New York City.
Most people consider Sinatra’s big break to be when he joined the local group 3 Flashes in 1935. With Frank in the group, they changed their name to the Hoboken Four and became quite famous after winning the Major Bowes Amateur Hour.
Over the next few years, Sinatra bounced from band to band before landing the gig as the lead singer of the Tommy Dorsey Band. The band recorded dozens of popular tracks, but Sinatra really wanted to go solo.
While Tommy let the young singer record a few solo tracks for their albums, the soon-to-be superstar finally decided to go out on his own in 1942 (after a seriously dramatic legal battle with Dorsey.)
And some might say it was all history from that moment. Sinatra became such a sensation that it even had a name: “Sinatramania.”
Young girls were utterly infatuated with the young star, and there wasn’t a soul who didn’t love to hear him sing. In addition to his widely successful solo career, Frank also started to make it big in the movies and became a member of the famous Rat Pack.
While he had a minor career slump in the early 1950s, he recovered quickly and continued to immense stardom in the 1960s. And during that time, Sinatra was entertainment, whether on the radio, stage, or screen.
Over the years, he won several awards for both his acting and singing career, and he even had his own show on CBS.
However, by 1970, it seemed that his career was coming to a close. Although he was still performing regularly, trends were changing, and his music was no longer hitting the top of the charts.
Sinatra technically retired that year, though the singer continued to perform sporadically throughout the 70s, 80s, and even into the 90s. His last performance was in 1995, just three years before his passing.
There has truly never been a singer like Frank Sinatra, and his name, music, films, and legacy will live on forever.