Tuesday, May 13, 2008

WATCH THIS! Bono introducing Frank at the 1994 Grammy Awards.

UPDATE (7/29/08): I hope you got to see these videos while they lasted because, as predicted, they've been yanked from YouTube.

I hadn't seen this clip since the Grammys aired live 14 years ago but through the magic of the Web I present it for your viewing pleasure below...I'm sure it won't last long so be sure to watch. If you recall, there was some controversy about this speech because Frank was cut off by the band and the broadcast went to commercial. You also watch host Garry Shandling's response to the slight below.

Frank called Bono's speech: "probably the best introduction I've ever had." If it gets yanked off YouTube, you can read the transcript in the "QUOTES" section of the site.

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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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