Today, December 12th, marks Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday! 2015’s yearlong, global Sinatra 100 centennial celebration features Capitol/UMe’s acclaimed, career-spanning Ultimate Sinatra collection; two official centennial books; The GRAMMY Museum’s sweeping Sinatra 100 exhibit; The Recording Academy®, AEG Ehrlich Ventures and CBS’ “Sinatra 100 – An All-Star GRAMMY Concert” broadcast by CBS on December 6; HBO’s Alex Gibney-directed ‘Sinatra: All Or Nothing At All’ documentary, re-airing on December 12; and a special, limited edition Sinatra Century blend by Jack Daniel’s. These and many other major events, exhibits and special releases, both official and unofficial, have commemorated Ol’ Blue Eyes’ 100th birthday – a perfect occasion to celebrate in style if there ever was one.
The custom SINATRA 100 flag will fly atop the Capitol Records tower from Friday, December 11 through Monday, December 14.
Throughout his six-decade career, Frank Sinatra performed on more than 1,400 recordings and was awarded 31 gold, nine platinum, three double platinum and one triple platinum album by the Recording Industry Association of America. Sinatra demonstrated a remarkable ability to appeal to every generation and continues to do so; his artistry still influences many of today’s music superstars. He also appeared in more than 60 films and produced eight motion pictures.
Sinatra was awarded Lifetime Achievement Awards from The Recording Academy, The Screen Actors Guild and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), as well as the Kennedy Center Honors, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. Today, he remains a legend and an inspiration around the world for his contributions to culture and the arts.
Join in this weekend’s global celebration by sharing your favorite memories of Frank Sinatra on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #Sinatra100. These moments will be featured through an official Birthday Hub on Frank Sinatra’s website, www.Sinatra.com.
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