My late-Boomer arrogance took another hit this week when I listened to the latest episode of Let It Roll.
Because I took seriously the instructions passed down from my elder-Boomer brethren (yeah, it’s their fault), I never trusted anyone over 30 even after I turned 30.
Hell, even Elvis was over 30 by the time these instructions were handed down, and Frank Sinatra sure as hell was!
Plus, Sinatra looked more like someone my dad’s age, even if he was 20 years older than my Pa (which didn’t stop that rascal Frank from dating and marrying Mia Farrow, who was 10 years younger than my Pa, you do the math).
Which brings me to the aforementioned episode of LItR and its examination of early Frank, via the first of James Kaplan’s two Sinatra bios, “Frank: The Voice.”
Word: Don’t trust anyone born after 1945 and do listen to this episode. Then get the book.
Ed Legge (@freebirdyeller) is a life-long musician, long-time journalist and sometime corporate dweeb who’s writing a book about originating rock ‘n’ roll’s most absurd tradition.