While Sinatra never learned how to read music, he worked very hard from a young age to improve his abilities in all aspects of music. A perfectionist, renowned for his dress sense and performing presence, he always insisted on recording live with his band.
Francis Albert Sinatra ( December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer, actor and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide.
American singer and actor Frank Sinatra, smoking a cigarette, during the making of ‘The Lady In Cement’ in Miami, 1968.
American actor and singer Frank Sinatra (1915 – 1998) smoking a pipe on the set of ‘From Here to Eternity’, directed by Fred Zinnemann, 1953.
In a classic pose, Frank Sinatra smokes a cigarette as he plays piano in the movie Young at Heart. One of the movie’s songs became a trademark “saloon song” for Sinatra: “Make It One for My Baby (And One More for the Road),” by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer.
Frank Sinatra, with pipe in hand, gives a Columbia record over to a woman with a flower in her hair. The pair stand beside a CBS microphone. Photograph circa the mid 1940s.
A close-up of singer Frank Sinatra smoking a cigarette in his Manhattan apartment in New York in 1965.
Singer Frank Sinatra wearing a hat and smoking during a rehearsal at a sound stage in Los Angeles, CA in 1965.
Singer Frank Sinatra smoking a cigarette and standing next to a golf cart at Tamarisk country club, California.
1954: Pop singer Frank Sinatra leans against a lamp post smoking a cigarette in a still from a movie in 1954.
29th June 1953: Popular American singer Frank Sinatra relaxing with a pipe at his flat in Mayfair, London, before his concert at the Palladium.