Happy Frank’s-Giving: “Thanks For The Memory”
Frank Sinatra had a lot to be thankful for…
“We should never forget, that this was a man with musical talents of a Mozartian level,” says New York Times bestselling author and Sinatra biographer James Kaplan. “That is not hyperbole.”
Yet for a man of his stature, Sinatra was exceedingly humble and grateful when it came to his music. He always made a pronounced effort to acknowledge the guys behind the guy—the composers, songwriters and musicians upon whose shoulders he stood. Furthermore, he was genuinely grateful for his fans—as expressed in this extended version of the Leo Robin an Ralph Rainger classic, “Thanks For The Memory.”
We had the privilege of speaking with Kaplan, who has written two of the most in-depth explorations of Frank’s life—Frank: The Voice and Sinatra: The Chairman (Random House).
Kaplan will be speaking at the Hoboken Historical Museum (1301 Hudson Street) this Sunday, November 29th at 4 pm. Then on Thursday, December 3rd, Kaplan will join author Pete Hamill (Why Sinatra Matters; Little, Brown and Company) and writer Will Friedwald for a roundtable discussion of Sinatra’s life at Little City Books (100 Bloomfield Street), moderated by Bob Santelli, Executive Director of the Grammy Museum.
As we ramp up the countdown to Frank Sinatra’s Centennial Celebration here in Hoboken, we’re grateful to all those who have taken the time to speak with us at hMAG and share their phenomenal insight on his amazing talents and achievements.
Thank you all!