We are coming up to the anniversary of the death of legendary singer Frank Sinatra. He passed away on May 14, 1998.
His career spanned half a century and has been called "indisputably the 20th century's greatest singer of popular song."
Here are five reasons his impact stands the test of time.
He drew inspiration from timeless artists
Sinatra was already interested in singing as a teen, but it wasn't until he saw Bing Crosby perform in the 1930s that he made the commitment to make it his career, according to Biography.com. He would go on to perform with his idol, whose voice is still synonymous with the words "White Christmas." Watch these highlights from their 1957 TV special, "Happy Holidays with Bing and Frank."
He knew how to stage a comeback
Sinatra waned in popularity and lost film and recording contracts after World War II. That was ...
Blue Rodeo has released their new video for " I can't hide this anymore."
They actually enlisted a recent OCAD grad student to direct it.
First-time director Shelby Fenlon says, “It was surreal to shoot with Blue Rodeo. I love that such an established band was willing to take a risk on a young director and lo-fi video concept. They were up for pretty much everything – except the pink bedazzled suit – and there were a lot of laughs on the set.”
I Can't Hide This Anymore is the third single from 1000 Arms, the band's 15th studio album and which was released in late October.
Jim Cuddy says, working with new blood gave the long-running Toronto band a creative boost.
“We've made many videos and it's difficult to get these old dogs riled up,” says Cuddy. “This video not only got us excited to see the footage but ...
Glen Campbell has shared the title track from his farewell album Adios.
The 81-year-old musician was diagnosed with the Alzheimer’s in 2011, and stopped touring in 2014 due to the effects of the terminal neurodegenerative condition.
Last month, he announced he would release one final album, and has now shared its poignant title track, Adios.
His friend, the songwriter Jimmy Webb originally wrote Adios for Linda Ronstadt and told Rolling Stone magazine he and Glen had chosen to record the song as it was an old favourite from their touring days.
“Glen and I used to play that song all the time,” the songwriter said, “We played it in dressing rooms, hotels, we played it over at his house, we played it at my house. He always loved that song. I heard ‘Adios’ this morning and my wife and I both broke down and cried all over this hotel room. ...