'Treasures' from the Chairman of the Board

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Songs from Father and Son

Listen: Sinatra reunites with Tommy Dorsey to perform "Oh, Look at Me Now" in 1955.

Listen: Sinatra, an avid supporter of JFK's presidential bid, performs a campaign rendition of "High Hopes."

Listen: Frank Sinatra, Jr. performs "Wedding Vows In Vegas" with Was (Not Was).

Frank Sinatra

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Eighty-nine years ago, on Dec. 12, 1915, Francis Albert Sinatra was born in Hoboken, New Jersey. A former newspaper reporter, this blue-eyed son of Italian immigrants went on to become one of the most popular vocalists of the 20th century.

A new book, The Sinatra Treasures, celebrates the life of the legendary crooner with never-before-seen photographs, music and pull-out mementos from the Sinatra family collection. Frank Sinatra, Jr., who contributes to the book, talks to NPR's Liane Hansen about his father.



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