December 19th, 1960: Frank Sinatra’s 1st session with Reprise Records (Ring-A-Ding-Ding).
Frank Sinatra first came to fame as a idol for bobbysoxers in the 1940s. Sinatra also had a career in film, before his break-through role in ‘From Here to Eternity’ for which he won an Oscar for best supporting actor. He went on to star in films such as ‘Man with the Golden Arm’, ‘Guys and Dolls’ and ‘Oceans Eleven’. He started Reprise Records in 1961 and continued to record successful albums with such hits as ‘Strangers in the Night’, ‘Somethin’ Stupid’ and ‘My Way’. Sinatra performed and recorded into his 1980s and became one of the best selling recording artists ever.
Born: December 12, 1915
Birthplace: Hoboken, New Jersey, USA
Died: May 14, 1998 (aged 82)