Sinatra got a shot at recording a solo album in 1942, and rumors persist that the mob had some role in convincing Dorsey to release Sinatra from this restrictive contract (a story that was written into the movie The Godfather).
This legendary San Francisco performance space has been in almost continuous operation since opening its doors in 1920, and has seen the likes of Frank Sinatra, The Marx Brothers, and Carmen Miranda dazzle its audiences.
During the mid 1960s, Tom strengthened his hold on American audiences by modeling himself after popular crooners like Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin with his release Green Green Grass of Home.
After reviving his career in the late 1950s, Sinatra came out swinging with albums like Nice 'n' Easy, Sinatra at the Sands (a popular live album) and Watertown.
In a career that spanned more than five decades, Sinatra won accolades for film and music and became one of the most recognizable entertainers around the world.