Frank Sinatra In The Studio: “It Was A Very Good Year” (1965).

Composed by Ervin Drake in 1961 and originally recorded by Bob Shane of The Kingston Trio, “It Was A Very Good Year” is my favourite Frank Sinatra song and one of my favourite songs in general.
You can close your eyes and go back in time with that song.

Someone once told me that Sinatra nailed the performance in only two takes.
I can believe that.

Here’s a rare glimpse of the man himself in the studio during the recording and listen out at the end for the killer line, “4.12? That’s longer than the first act of Hamlet!”:

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  1. I absolutely love this! Thank you for finding it and sharing it – made my evening 🙂

    • Ah, that’s nice to hear.
      It’s amazing footage.
      I can’t believe how effortless he makes it all look.


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