On the very short list of most important musicians ever. And, as is the case with people who change their field so radically, Sinatra’s influence went far beyond the music itself. All in all, he seemed to have been a pretty good guy, though complicated and dramatic.
Above is a recording session of “It Was a Very Good Year.” This type of video always is interesting. Also check out “I Get a Kick Out of You” and “That’s Life.”