Not only did his freely interpretive approach pave the way for the idiosyncrasies of rock singing, but with his character a mix of tough-guy cool and romantic vulnerability, he became the first true pop idol, a superstar who through his music established a persona audiences found compelling and true.
Sinatra, an only child of a family with Sicilian roots, grew up in Hoboken, and sang in the glee club of Demarest High School.
“I sent him the song, and he said he would listen to it.
I kept calling Dorothy [Uhlmann, Sinatra’s secretary] to find out what was happening, and she said, ’It’s on the turntable.
I know what the cat who wrote the song is trying to say. He left behind a massive catalog of work that includes iconic tunes like "Love and Marriage," "Strangers in the Night," "My Way" and "New York, New York." He died on May 14, 1998 in Los Angeles, California.