Saturday, March 29, 2008

Don Rickles and Frank on the Tonight Show (11/12/1976)


While we're on the topic of Don Rickles, here's a great clip from the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson from 1976. It epitomizes the legendary comedian's relationship with Sinatra. This clip may not last long since the Sinatra Family has already pulled the plug on the first part of the interview but enjoy it while it lasts!
I was lucky enough to see Don Rickles live at the Stardust in Vegas a few years ago and he was great. He's up there on my list with BB King for performers that I'm very happy to have seen live albeit later in their careers. They won't be around forever and I still regret turning down a chance to see Frank in Philadelphia when I was only 12 years old.....I didn't know anything about him at the time and I doubt I could have appreciated it anyway. That's the one that got away.

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Sunday, March 23, 2008

If you never saw Frank live, he's the next best thing...



It is my pleasure to announce the 2008 tour schedule for a performer who truly captures the essence of Frank Sinatra in both voice quality and class...Michael Martocci. He will be opening for the one and only Don Rickles so don't miss this chance for a wonderful night of entertainment! The video clip above is from Michael's performance at the Tropicana in Atlantic City this past January. Enjoy!

2008 TOUR SCHEDULE
* July 31-Aug 3: Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas
* Oct 22-24: Town Hall, New York City
* Oct 31-Nov 2: Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City

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Monday, March 10, 2008

Two Frank Sinatras on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars

Frank Sinatra Jr. has joined his famous dad and sister on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars.

The 64-year-old singer received star No. 307 on Palm Canyon Drive.

Sinatra noted that he used to play on the same street as a kid.

"This has been quite a sentimental journey," he said Thursday.

Nancy Sinatra said her brother deserves the honor because he "is practically, single-handedly, keeping the American songbook alive."

Courtesy: Monterey County Herald

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