Frank Sinatra: The Man Who Flew Us To The Moon Would Have Turned 102 Today
December 12, 2017 17:24 By Fabiosa
Frank Sinatra was a true musical icon. His songs were not just incredible to listen to, they also had great lyrics and inspiring messages.
Today, he would have been 102
It has been nearly two decades since his passing, but people still pay tribute to him for the legend he was. Sinatra was born on December 12th, 1915. Every year, fans celebrate his birthday and express their respect to this man.
Sinatra was a man who told stories of love, loss, hope, and heartbreak through his music. He changed the course of musical history by offering content that was raw and pure. It's one of the many reasons why he is missed.
Who Frank Sinatra was
Sinatra was born in New Jersey. Growing up, he desired success more than anything else. His love for music led him to begin his career as a saloon singer in a small establishment. Eventually, he became part of a couple of different bands.
By 1942, he was ready to step out on his own. Popularity came not long after and not just in his music. He also featured in a few short films and played a lead role in what went on to be a massive box-office, Anchors Aweigh (1945).
He went on to experience major success in films and music.
Sinatra fell ill during the last few years of his life and eventually passed away on May 14th, 1998.
Sinatra's Fly Me To The Moon and covers
One of the most iconic music released by Sinatra was 'Fly Me To The Moon'. It was written in 1954 by Bart Howard. The first person to make a recording of the song was Kaye Ballard in the same year. In 1964, Sinatra sang his own version and the music gained even more popularity.
Since then, other stars, such as Westlife, Angelina Jordan, and Tony Bennet, also gave the song a shot, and they did a fantastic job.
Happy birthday Frank Sinatra. You'll always be missed.