Born in Hoboken, New Jersey, on December 12, 1915, Frank Sinatra rose to fame singing big band numbers. He was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide. On May 14, 1998, Frank Sinatra died of a heart attack at Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He was 82 years old and had, at last, faced his final curtain.
How come he is still making money? He was a legend when he was alive, and even more so now. Old Blue Eyes left behind an enormous music catalog and a respectable filmography. You would be hard pressed to have one day go by without hearing him somewhere, whether that be at a supermarket or in a commercial. Add to that box sets, books, music sales, and tv specials, and he’s still making a fortune today. There’s also the mystique surrounding his personal life. His love affairs, rat pack persona, and tough personality add to his allure, making him modern day idol. Many have tried to emulate his style, but there’s only one Frank.