New York begins celebrations to mark Sinatra's 100th birthday
Start spreading the news – this is going to be a great year for Frank Sinatra fans.
To celebrate Ol' Blue Eyes' 100th birthday three months ago, a series of wine and roses days are being held for his followers to enjoy through 2015, WABC network reports.
And it is no coincidence that New York, the city that gave him arguably his most enduring song title, is at the centre of much of the activity. As a pioneer in pop music, he was and is beloved by music lovers across all tastes.
Peter Max met his idol at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and was surprised, in turn, that Sinatra like his paintings. Last week there was once again a Sinatra presence in town when daughter Nancy and her daughter attended a display of his works featuring Ol' Blue Eyes at Morrison Hotel Gallery downtown.
Memorabilia lent by the Sinatra family as well as a special jukebox are being exhibited free until September at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which is within Lincoln Center. While his songs and his music are the main event, the mementos help to give a sense of the man behind the music.