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Groovy Friday – Sinatrapalooza!

You knew it would show up here eventually.


It’s Friday!

This Monday would have been Frank Sinatra’s 101st birthday and we’re celebrating today with wall to wall Sinatra.

Not groovy enough you’re thinking?  It is when we’re talking about Nancy Sinatra.

All three of Frank Sinatra’s children (Nancy, Frank Jr. and Tina) worked in show business with varying degrees of success.  Nancy certainly achieved the biggest success, hitting the charts 13 times starting with this, her signature song.  You all know it and deep down you knew it would show up here eventually.  It’s the definition of Groovy Friday.  Chicks dancing in mini-skirts and boots.  Nancy delivers.

But how ordinary is that?  Been there.  Seen it.  Here’s the opening to Nancy’s 1967 television spectacular “Movin’ With Nancy”.  The song here is “I Gotta Get Out of This Town,” written by Nancy’s frequent collaborator Lee Hazlewood.  Their work together is worth a second look.  Also featured in the show are Groovy Friday alumni David Winters   and Sammy Davis Jr.   ending with a brief cameo from Daddy himself (aka Ol’ Blue Eyes).

Finally, here’s Nancy schilling for the sponsor.  Somebody has to pay the bills.

So groovy.  Who knew cola could look that tasty in a giant ice-filled martini glass?

Have a groovy weekend!

André Dupuy

Andre Dupuy is the youngest of five children, a fourth-generation Californian and he knows how to drive a Model-T Ford.

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