Frank Sinatra

Sinatra, c. 1957
Sinatra (far right) with the Hoboken Four on Major Bowes' Amateur Hour in 1935
Sinatra performing with Harry James at the Hollywood Canteen in 1943
Sinatra and Tommy Dorsey in Ship Ahoy (1942)
Sinatra with Alida Valli c. 1940s
Sinatra (left) on the Armed Forces Radio in 1944 with Dinah Shore and Bing Crosby (right)
Sinatra in November 1950
The Desert Inn, Las Vegas, where Sinatra began performing in 1951
Nelson Riddle, Sinatra's album arranger for Capitol Records
Sinatra in 1957 publicity shot
Sinatra recording at Capitol Studios, c. 1955
Sinatra in Pal Joey (1957)
Sinatra with Dean Martin and Judy Garland in 1962
Sinatra with Jill St. John in Tony Rome (1967)
Caesars Palace in 1970, where Sinatra performed from 1967 to 1970 and 1973 onwards
Sinatra with President Richard Nixon and Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti in 1973
Sinatra signed a $16million three-year deal with the Golden Nugget Las Vegas in 1982.
Brendan Grace and Sinatra in 1991
Sinatra with Axel Stordahl at the Liederkrantz Hall in New York, c. 1947
Sinatra and Gene Kelly in Anchors Aweigh (1945)
Sinatra with Grace Kelly on the set of High Society (1956)
Sinatra in Tony Rome (1967)
Sinatra on CBS Radio in 1944
Dean Martin with Frank Sinatra on The Dean Martin Show in 1958
Family portrait, 1949. Sinatra with (from left) Nancy, Tina, Nancy Barbato and Frank Jr.
Sinatra in 1955
Mobster Lucky Luciano
With Eleanor Roosevelt, 1947
Sinatra watching an IDF military parade during a visit to Israel, 1962
Sinatra, pictured here with Eleanor Roosevelt in 1960, was an ardent supporter of the Democratic Party until the early 1970s
Sinatra is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Ronald Reagan in 1985
Sinatra's grave located at Desert Memorial Park in Cathedral City, California
Frank Sinatra Park on the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway, 4th of July, 2010
Sinatra, c. 1943

American singer.

- Frank Sinatra

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List of best-selling music artists

Independently verified list of best-selling music artists from the second half of the 20th century to the present.

The Beatles
Elvis Presley
Michael Jackson
Elton John
Led Zeppelin
Mariah Carey
Taylor Swift
Whitney Houston
Celine Dion
Garth Brooks
Kanye West
Justin Bieber
Ed Sheeran
Billy Joel
Nicki Minaj
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Linkin Park
Britney Spears
Bon Jovi
Alicia Keys
The Carpenters
Earth, Wind & Fire
Lionel Richie
Johnny Cash
Justin Timberlake
Ariana Grande
The Weeknd
Imagine Dragons
Luke Bryan
Christina Aguilera
The Black Eyed Peas

That is why Cliff Richard, Diana Ross, Scorpions, Bing Crosby, Deep Purple, Iron Maiden, Tom Jones, The Jackson 5, Dionne Warwick, the Spice Girls, Dolly Parton, Ozzy Osbourne, Frank Sinatra, Andrea Bocelli, Gloria Estefan and others have not been included on this list.

From Here to Eternity

1953 American drama romance war film directed by Fred Zinnemann, and written by Daniel Taradash, based on the 1951 novel of the same name by James Jones.

Theatrical release poster
Montgomery Clift and Frank Sinatra

The picture deals with the tribulations of three U.S. Army soldiers, played by Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, and Frank Sinatra, stationed on Hawaii in the months leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Reprise Records

"Tricolor" label, used by Reprise until 1968. (Label to the Kinks' Something Else.)
"Two-tone orange" label used by Reprise during the Warner Bros.-Seven Arts merger from 1968 to 1969. (Label to Jimi Hendrix's Smash Hits.) After the Kinney National Company took over Warner Bros. in 1969, the orange tone at the top of the label was changed to the same tone as on the rest of the label, the W7 box logo was removed and the circled :r logo (an artistic representation of a repeat symbol in music notation) became a boxed logo without the "Reprise" designation.
Red label, used by Reprise throughout the late 1970s. (Label to Neil Young's Decade.)

Reprise Records is an American record label founded in 1960 by Frank Sinatra.

Concept album

Album whose tracks hold a larger purpose or meaning collectively than they do individually.

Roger Waters (saluting on top) leading a live performance of Pink Floyd's The Wall, one of the best-known concept albums of all time.
Frank Sinatra in Capitol Records Studio A, 1956, during the recording of his album Songs for Swingin' Lovers!
Genesis recreating their concept album The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (1974) for a live performance. Band member Peter Gabriel is wearing a costume for one of the album's characters.

The format originates with folk singer Woody Guthrie's Dust Bowl Ballads (1940) and was subsequently popularized by traditional pop/jazz singer Frank Sinatra's 1940s–50s string of albums, although the term is more often associated with rock music.

Tommy Dorsey

American jazz trombonist, composer, conductor and bandleader of the big band era.

Tommy Dorsey in at WMCA, New York, 1947
Tommy Dorsey and Frank Sinatra, RCA Victor Studios, 1941
The grave of Tommy and Jane Dorsey in Kensico Cemetery

Dorsey's orchestra was known primarily for its renderings of ballads at dance tempos, frequently with singers such as Jack Leonard and Frank Sinatra.

Harry James

American musician who is best known as a trumpet-playing band leader who led a big band from 1939 to 1946.

James c. 1942
Texas Historical Commission's marker at the childhood homesite of Harry James in Beaumont, Texas.
From left: Stan "Cuddles" Johnson, Fraser MacPherson, Bob Smith, Harry James, Al Johnson, Stew Barnett. (The Cave Supper Club, May 1970)
From left: Harry James, Lucille Ball, Betty Grable. (The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show, 1958)
Publicity photo of James, c. undefined1975

James' band was the first high-profile orchestra to feature vocalist Frank Sinatra, who signed a one-year, $75 a week contract with it in 1939, ($1,500 in 2020).

Bing Crosby

American singer and actor.

Crosby in 1951
Crosby aged nine
Crosby in 1932
Crosby in 1931
White Christmas (1954)
Bob Hope, Marquita Rivera and Bing Crosby in 1947
Crosby and his family in a Christmas special, 1974
Crosby in the 1930s
With Perry Como and Arthur Godfrey in 1950
Crosby's sons from his first marriage. From left: The four Crosby brothers – Dennis, Gary, Lindsay and Phillip in 1959.
Bing Crosby and Kathryn Grant in 1960
Bing, Harry and Nathan Crosby (1975)
Commemorative plaque in the Brighton Centre foyer
Crosby's grave at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California (incorrect birth year)
One of three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6769 Hollywood Blvd. In addition to this one for radio, he also has them in recording and motion pictures.

His early career coincided with recording innovations that allowed him to develop an intimate singing style that influenced many male singers who followed, such as Perry Como, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Dick Haymes, Elvis Presley, and John Lennon.

Antônio Carlos Jobim

Brazilian composer, pianist, guitarist, songwriter, arranger and singer.

Jobim in 1965
Jobim in 1972
Grave of Jobim in the Saint John the Baptist Cemetery, Rio de Janeiro
Tom Jobim Stature in Ipanema

His 1967 album with Frank Sinatra, Francis Albert Sinatra & Antônio Carlos Jobim, was nominated for Album of the Year in 1968.

Bobby soxer (music)

A drum majorette wearing bobby socks in Ann Arbor, Michigan, July 8, 1939
A saddle shoe worn with bobby socks.

Bobby soxer is a term for the wildly enthusiastic, teenage female fans of 1940s traditional pop music, in particular that of singer Frank Sinatra.

Sands Hotel and Casino

Historic American hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada, United States, that operated from 1952 to 1996.

Danny Thomas performed at Sands on the opening night
Advert for the opening in 1952
The Rat Pack with Jack Entratter in 1960
Lillian Briggs performing at the Sands in 1956
Sands in the late 1960s
The Sands in 1995
Sands Hotel and Casino in the early 1960s
The Aqueduct building in 1963
Revised marquee and tower, final configuration c. July 1996 prior to implosion
The Copa Room

Crime bosses such as Doc Stacher and Meyer Lansky acquired shares in the hotel and attracted Frank Sinatra, who made his performing debut at Sands in October 1953.