Premieres Tuesday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m. on WLIW21
Frank Sinatra may have been born in Hoboken, New Jersey, but the “Chairman of the Board” always held a special place in his heart for the city that never sleeps — New York or “The Apple,” as he called it. In 1980, the legendary singer performed a two-week engagement at Carnegie Hall, which, at the time, set a record for the venue by selling out each show in just one day. The performances followed the release of 1980’s Trilogy, Sinatra’s ambitious triple-album comeback that featured “The Theme from New York, New York.”
Recorded on June 25, 1980, this concert special captures “Ol’ Blue Eyes” at his best with timeless classics including “I’ve Got the World on a String,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “Summer Me, Winter Me,” and “The Gal That Got Away”/“It Never Entered My Mind,” a medley that would appear on She Shot Me Down in 1981. The nostalgic performance is sure to remind you why Sinatra’s celebrated baritone has been hailed as “The Voice.”
Watch Frank Sinatra perform “The Lady is a Tramp” from that concert.
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