Posts Tagged: Frank Sinatra

Mike Melvoin, musician who worked with Sinatra, remembers marathon session with the Beach Boys

BURBANK, Calif. – Mike Melvoin, a pianist/composer/arranger whose credits reach from from Stan Getz and Frank Sinatra to Michael Jackson and the Beach Boys, and who was the first active musician to serve as national president of the Recording Academy, has

Mike Melvoin, musician who worked with Sinatra, remembers marathon session with the Beach Boys

BURBANK, Calif. – Mike Melvoin, a pianist/composer/arranger whose credits reach from from Stan Getz and Frank Sinatra to Michael Jackson and the Beach Boys, and who was the first active musician to serve as national president of the Recording Academy, has

Legendary songwriter and rockabilly guitarist Billy Strange wrote for Presley, Sinatra

(NASHVILLE –  Billy Strange, a songwriter, guitarist and arranger who worked with Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and Nancy Sinatra, has died in Nashville at age 81.) At about the age of 16 he left school and took off across Texas

Legendary songwriter and rockabilly guitarist Billy Strange wrote for Presley, Sinatra

(NASHVILLE –  Billy Strange, a songwriter, guitarist and arranger who worked with Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and Nancy Sinatra, has died in Nashville at age 81.) At about the age of 16 he left school and took off across Texas

‘At Last’ – In death, blues and soul singer Etta James, 73, finds respite from hard life

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Etta James, 73, the powerful rhythm-and-blues singer whose more than five-decade career spawned such enduring hits as “At Last” and “Tell Mama,” making her a profound influence on younger generations of female vocalists, died Friday. Ms. James,

‘At Last’ – In death, blues and soul singer Etta James, 73, finds respite from hard life

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Etta James, 73, the powerful rhythm-and-blues singer whose more than five-decade career spawned such enduring hits as “At Last” and “Tell Mama,” making her a profound influence on younger generations of female vocalists, died Friday. Ms. James,

Janet Leigh stabbed in ‘Psycho’? That was Hollywood musician Israel Baker on violin

LOS ANGELES – The American violinist Israel Baker, who has died aged 92, was renowned among his fellow musicians but unknown to most of the millions who heard him play on the soundtracks of such movies as Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960

Janet Leigh stabbed in ‘Psycho’? That was Hollywood musician Israel Baker on violin

LOS ANGELES – The American violinist Israel Baker, who has died aged 92, was renowned among his fellow musicians but unknown to most of the millions who heard him play on the soundtracks of such movies as Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960

Singer Kaye Stevens, 79, held her own with Frank Sinatra and the rest of the ‘Rat Pack’

THE VILLAGES, Fla. – Kaye Stevens, 79, a singer and actress who performed with the Rat Pack and was a frequent guest on Johnny Carson’s The Tonight Show, died Wednesday at a hospital near Orlando, Fla., after a battle with

Singer Kaye Stevens, 79, held her own with Frank Sinatra and the rest of the ‘Rat Pack’

THE VILLAGES, Fla. – Kaye Stevens, 79, a singer and actress who performed with the Rat Pack and was a frequent guest on Johnny Carson’s The Tonight Show, died Wednesday at a hospital near Orlando, Fla., after a battle with