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Portrait of Frank Sinatra, New York 1947
Old Blue Eyes himself, Frank Sinatra in 1947

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Frank Sinatra's Recording Debut
July 13, 1939

Fans flocked to see him. Women swooned. Just a few years after he made his recording debut with the Harry James band on July 13, 1939, Frank Sinatra became a teenage heartthrob.

Sinatra was more than just an overnight sensation. Unlike other pop artists, Sinatra's career didn't end after five or ten years but lasted more than half a century. He performed for millions, including presidents John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon, and his recordings still appeal to audiences of all ages.

When you were younger you may have sung a song that Sinatra made famous. Do you know what it was?

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