Thursday, November 27, 2014

Sunset Years






As the years rolled along Sinatra’s star continued to shine. In 1970 he recorded some final songs for Reprise Records. On his 80th birthday a box-set of recordings was released The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings.

"You and Me"



Then in 1980 after a period of six years during which time no new releases came out Sinatra presented Trilogy: Past, Present, Future which included previously unreleased recordings. This album received six Grammy nominations and included the song which became associated with Sinatra “Theme from New York, New York”.

“New York, New York”



Two other albums came out She Shot Me Down and an album on which Sinatra worked with Quincy Jones L.A. Is My Lady.





Sinatra left behind many, many memories through his music. He is legend and was awarded the Legend Award at the 1994 Grammy Awards. In 1995 he celebrated his 80th birthday at which time in honor of Ol’ Blue Eyes the Empire State Building in New York City glowed in blue. At the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California he was given a birthday tribute, Sinatra: 80 Years My Way. At the end of this tribute he sang the final notes of “New York, New York” and this was his last TV appearance.


“Something”

 

 
You have to agree that Sinatra or Ol’ Blue Eyes lived his life His Way and will always be remembered for the music he left behind.  He died on May 14, 1998 at the age of 82 and in honor of him again the Empire State Building glowed in blue. This wonderful singer and actor has three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame one for music, one for movies and one for his work on  TV. I am sure that he is now swinging on a star and singing “I did it my way….”

“My Way”