Frank Sinatra Research Paper

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Francis Sinatra was born on December 12, 1915, in Hoboken, New Jersey and later became known as one of the greatest singers and entertainers of all-time. When Sinatra was a young boy, he dream of being a singer after watching the likes of Bing Crosby and Billie Holiday perform on stage. (Fuchs, Prigozy) Sinatra began in big-band jazz era with Tommy Dorsey and has never looked back when he took upon his dream of being a solo performer. Sinatra also helped establish a passionate environment for future popular singers. Frank Sinatra’s singing career began with Tommy Dorsey’s band in the late 1930’s. Sinatra with the Dorsey Band got his first hit song within a year with the band, “I’ll Never Smile Again”. (Encyclopedia Britannica) “Sinatra’s popularity began to rise through airtime as a radio singer during WWII since he could not be drafted due to his for a punctured eardrum.” ( His popularity soon grew past that of Dorsey, so in response, Frank Sinatra wanted to attempt a career in being a soloist. When Sinatra wanted to venture his career into a solo one, he and Dorsey struck heads. He soon left Dorsey’s band for a solo career that lead…show more content…
Sinatra has also helped the “desegregation of Nevada hotels and casinos in the 1960s often stepping in to demand apologies or a reverse of a racist action or policy before he would fulfill his show contract.”(Kirby 5) “In January of 1961, Sinatra played a benefit show at Carnegie Hall for Martin Luther King, Jr. and led his fellow Rat Pack members and Reprise label mates in boycotting hotels and casinos that refused entry to black patrons and performers.”(Kirby 6) When Frank Sinatra would perform on stage, he always mentions segregation in public places and continued to support the civil right movements through his music. Frank Sinatra’s performances displayed that music can be crucial to ending the racial tension between

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